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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Subject

Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,425.81 Annually (Actual) 30 hours per week, term time only plus 5 INSET days. Grade 5, SCP 12 (Fulltime £26,421) plus a SEN allowance £1,179 per ann.

SEN Teaching Assistant job summary

We are looking to recruit a resilient Teaching Assistant. This role is instrumental in the day-to-day support of student learning in our classrooms. You will be expected to work on a 1:1 basis with specific students, often the most vulnerable, assisting them with their class work in a range of subjects from key stage 3 to GCSE

The main responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Providing classroom support to those who have barriers to learning to ensure they have access the curriculum and are able to work independently and within groups to make progress.
  • To support the supervision of students during break and lunch times
  • To support the Pastoral Team in managing behaviour, being on hand to support throughout the day across all year groups.

The successful applicant will be passionate about transforming the lives of young people and bring with them an abundance of enthusiasm which can encourage engagement and commitment from our students. Whilst experience is not necessary, you must have a good standard of literacy, be adaptable, resilient and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life, have a calm manner and be able to work as part of a team.

You will enjoy nurturing young people to help them grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all”. In return, you will be joining our team of tenacious, optimistic and talented support staff, who have the support of an experienced leadership team Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour. The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.

In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “Aim High, Be Inclusive, Work Together”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Hamilton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
51 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Hamilton School is special school based in Reading, catering for children in years 7-13 with SEMH.

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