7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, term time
16.5 hours over 5 days (4 mornings with some afternoon sessions), Monday to Friday, term time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Linked to pupil SEND funding)
Salary
£18,933

Job summary

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
    Salary - £18,933 pro rata
    Location – Bridgerule C of E Primary School
    Job Term – Fixed Term
    Hours – 16.5 hours per week over 5 days, term time only
    Start Date – ASAP

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust at Bridgerule C of E Primary School.

    The role will be to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work might occasionally, but not regularly, take place outside the main teaching area.

    About us:

    Our Trust was created in January 2018, now in its fourth year since its formation. It consists of 17 schools which have come together, based on a shared vision which encompasses the values of both the Cooperative movement and the Church of England.

    Our Trust is committed to creating an ambitious, forward thinking learning environment for all our pupils, students, and staff. Every child across our Trust schools is entitled to excellent teaching every lesson of every day. This ambition drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn. Our Trust offers diverse opportunities for everyone in our community to grow, develop and fulfil their ambitions.

    The Trust is at an important juncture as it seeks to build on its current position in the next phase of its development. As a new member of our team, you will become part of a Trust which is seeking to make further improvements in performance across its schools. You will also play an important role in increasing the Trust's capacity to contribute to the wider national debate on enhancing life chances for children through education. Growing even stronger partnerships across all our schools forms an important part of our Trust’s core purpose, as well as realising that our diverse range of schools all have something unique to contribute. In joining our Trust, you will become part of a wider family of schools which has great potential and is ready for its next stage of development. Ultimately, you will play an essential role in helping the Trust to achieve its ambitions of becoming the best for the communities that it serves.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    To work under direct supervision/instruction to support access to learning by:


    • Attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils including those with special educational needs.

    • Working with small groups or one to one.

    • Undertaking general clerical/organisational support for the teacher.

      Support the teacher by:


    • Providing help with learning tasks

    • Feeding back to the teacher on progress made

    • Promote independent learning

    • Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and self-care and promoting development of self-esteem.

    • Supporting children to lead a healthy, active life.

    • Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing afterwards.

    • Assisting with the display of pupils’ work.

    • Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and reporting these to the teacher as agreed.

    • Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested.

    • Being aware of/working within planned learning activities.

    • Occasional contribution to planning e.g. for individual pupils, general literacy/numeracy.

    • Working with the teacher in managing pupil behaviour and reporting difficulties as appropriate.

    • Gathering/reporting information from/to parents/carers as directed.

    • Providing clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

      Supporting pupils by:


    • Supervising and providing support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning.

    • Attending to the pupils’ personal needs, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

    • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.

    • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

    • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher.

    • Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate.

      Support the curriculum by:


    • Supporting pupils to understand instructions.

    • Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years etc. as directed by the teacher.

    • Supporting pupils using ICT as directed.

    • Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use.

      Note:  A courteous and helpful manner is required at all times. 
      The performance of any other duties within the general range of the job description as required by the Principal and/or her representative.

      In undertaking these duties, Health and Safety policies must be followed.

      Benefits
      Annual leave
      Excellent pension scheme
      Competitive pay
      Cycle to work scheme
      Tech scheme
      Free onsite parking

      To apply for this role please visit the vacancy section on our website – www.dartmoormat.org.uk for an application form.

      Your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

      Closing date for applications is 27th September 2021 at 9.00am and interviews will be held on 1st October 2021.

      The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community: a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We are an equal opportunities employer.

      The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).


    Applying for the job

    To apply for this role please visit the vacancy section on our website – www.dartmoormat.org.uk for an application form.

    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
    Education phase
    Primary
    School size
    71 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    2 to 11

    About Bridgerule Church of England Primary School

    Our Trust was created in January 2018, now in its fourth year since its formation. It consists of 17 schools which have come together, based on a shared vision which encompasses the values of both the Cooperative movement and the Church of England.

    Our Trust is committed to creating an ambitious, forward thinking learning environment for all our pupils, students, and staff. Every child across our Trust schools is entitled to excellent teaching every lesson of every day. This ambition drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn. Our Trust offers diverse opportunities for everyone in our community to grow, develop and fulfil their ambitions.

    The Trust is at an important juncture as it seeks to build on its current position in the next phase of its development. As a new member of our team, you will become part of a Trust which is seeking to make further improvements in performance across its schools. You will also play an important role in increasing the Trust's capacity to contribute to the wider national debate on enhancing life chances for children through education. Growing even stronger partnerships across all our schools forms an important part of our Trust’s core purpose, as well as realising that our diverse range of schools all have something unique to contribute. In joining our Trust, you will become part of a wider family of schools which has great potential and is ready for its next stage of development. Ultimately, you will play an essential role in helping the Trust to achieve its ambitions of becoming the best for the communities that it serves.

    School location

    Bridgerule, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7EN

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