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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£17,304.87 – 18,730

Job summary

BG8 SCP 13 – 17 (Actual salary £17,304.87 – 18,730)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of specialist staff supporting young people with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health issues. 

Sky Academy is a successful, oversubscribed, Special school for students with SEMH and SLCN. The successful candidate will have a passion for supporting young people to succeed, the determination to make a difference in a challenging and extremely rewarding environment and the ability to work collaboratively to continue to raise standards, set high expectations and provide expertise and passion in equal measures to ensure innovative practice puts the school at the forefront of specialist education and intervention.

You will be able to demonstrate the enthusiasm and tenacity needed to work in a sometimes challenging but highly rewarding environment, alongside maintaining the highest professional standards. You may have experience of working with students in a specialised setting, or you may be looking for your first role in an SEN school - you must however be motivated to make a positive difference to our students’ learning journey.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with students who have complex and diverse needs, enthusiasm and tenacity to work in a challenging but highly rewarding environment, the highest professional standards in your classroom practice and a passion for excellence in every interaction with young people.

This is a real time of growth and change at The Sky Academy, providing education and support to young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and/or Speech, Language and Communication Needs. We are also currently in the process of developing the site with a new build project providing an additional six classrooms and shared facilities which will increase the number of students we are able to support considerably.

For an informal conversation or tour of the school please contact Bex Jones Headteacher at the school.

Sky College is committed to Safeguarding and the welfare of its students. All staff share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
Up to 80 pupils
Age range
5 to 16

About The Sky Academy

We provide an education that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning, while developing key skills that they need for life beyond school. We strongly believe that teaching is a relational activity where the teacher and the students work together to solve problems using a theoretical framework based around relationships which informs policy and practice.

Through a clinical therapeutic approach to trauma, we aim to understand educational needs of the students and rectify the deficiency whether it be social, emotional, attachment or an undiagnosed educational need and stabilise the pupil so they are ready to learn. This work involves intensive engagement with families, local communities and multiple agencies.

School location

Pickeridge Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7HW

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