About this role
Assistant (Level C) - Pastoral Care
Grade 7 Pay Point 11-14 (£24,707 - £25,982)
35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Permanent & Fixed-term available
Millgate School We are looking for a caring, experienced and enthusiastic Teaching
Assistant to work alongside the class teacher to support learning in class, to
join our team and be a proactive integrated member of the School Staff Team.
choose Millgate School?
We are an outstanding special school, with children from age 7-16, specialising
in SEMH and Autism. Our outcomes for children with EHCPs, in terms of EHCP
outcomes, academic achievement and personal growth and attendance, set us
apart from school like ours nationally. We have an incredibly diverse team of
specialists and professional who place the children at the centre of every
decision and we work tirelessly to empower our young people.
Our curriculum is inspired by stories. Every child arrives with a story that we
make it our business to get to know. Shaped by their narratives and informed by
their need, our curriculum sets out an ambitious, chapter by chapter, journey. We
develop children’s character and learner behaviour; we ensure they thrive on
content that is knowledge rich; we continually weave within this narrative
opportunities for lived experiences and we ultimately prepare them to navigate
their own successful futures. Often having arrived with stories that they had little
control over, our curriculum is unwavering in preparing them to write their next
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To plan and provide specialist support to
pupils with identified disabilities, SEN, sensory impairments and complex needs
to access a broad and balanced curriculum of education by modifying and
adapting learning activities as appropriate.
- Supports the special education and personal
social wellbeing of pupils by adapting and differentiating activities to enable
them to access the curriculum under the direction and guidance of teachers or
- To assess, record and report on development,
progress and attainment using detailed specialist knowledge.
- To support parents and enable them to
understand their children’s complex needs and give sound advice in regards of
their child’s education.
- To provide appropriate supervision to
individuals or groups in a variety of settings; including school, Pupils home
environment or unit monitoring their conduct and behaviour.
We are looking
for someone who has:
- NVQ level 2 or
equivalent qualification e.g. Teaching Assistant awards, English GCSE (A*-C),
Level 2 Basic Skills Literacy, CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and
- Experience of
working with children of the age with which the post is concerned.
- Knowledge &
understanding of at least one area of learning, e.g. English, Maths, Science,
SEN, Early Years, and KS 3 Strategy for literacy or numeracy.
- Able to plan
own work and to exercise initiative and independent action.
- Able to relate
well to adults and children their learning difficulties and their needs.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person
Specification attached to support with your application.
What we offer:
- Flexible working options
- Support for continuous professional development
in the role
- Opportunities to visit other
organisations for professional learning
- Highly committed and motivated Team
- A role which has the opportunity to make
a real difference whilst having fun
- Free car parking
- Annual incremental pay increases with the
pay scale range
- A defined benefit pension scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme - EAP
- Employee self-service portal.
- Eyecare voucher scheme.
- Cycle to work scheme
- Retail discounts
- Dental support
- Gym discount
- Be an integral member of the team in a vibrant school
- Create an outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our
- Play a significant part in continuing to develop our school
- Be part of a wider community of Discovery Schools Trust
- Excellent opportunities for personal and career development
- A established
Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues
Potential candidates are welcome to visit the school on Tuesday, 21st November during our assessment showcase event, 3pm-6pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your intention to visit.
Should you be unable to make that evening, email email@example.com to arrange a tour.
More about Discovery Schools Trust
Discovery Schools Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching
by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are
placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they
attend. Teaching and learning excellence are shared through learning networks,
sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between
schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on
improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent
management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding
Please note that interviews for this
position may be made earlier than the stated closing date if a suitable
candidate is identified. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to
submit their applications promptly. Early submission will not only ensure
consideration for the position but also increase the likelihood of being
invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to
receiving your application.
Safeguarding Statement: We are
committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will
require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
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