We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Pupil Support SEND: 1 -1 (Fixed term) to join the team here at Merritt's Brook Academy, to work as an effective team member, led by senior manager and alongside teaching staff, supporting the delivery of quality learning and teaching of pupils with special educational needs.
The Purpose of this role is to work with children and young people who have a range of significant and often complex SEND for example those with autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, profound and multiple, severe or moderate learning difficulties including, in some instances, those who exhibit challenging behaviour.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To undertake specified work with individuals, groups and whole classes under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher; To encourage the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school, and enable pupils to become more independent learners.
- To undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist.
- To work with children and young people who have extremely complex needs. Providing an appropriate level of emotional and physical support where necessary
For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions.
32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.
Fixed term until 31.08.2024 with the possibility to extend.
Salary - £19,405 - £20,760 (FTE £25,119 - £26,873)
What the trust offers in return:
- Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
- Ride to Work Scheme
- Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
- Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
- 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme
In November 2021, Merritts Brook E-ACT Academy moved into a brand new, state of the art, learning complex to ensure we provide the very best outcomes for all our children. The students will be able to utilise all of the new facilities which will ultimately benefit their overall educational experience.
Come and join our team
Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:
- Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.
- Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.
- A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee benefits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.
Part of the E-ACT family
E-ACT is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (MAT) encompassing 28 Academies spanning the length breath of the country. Our hopes and aspirations of every one of our pupils is the same. By encouraging them to Think Big and believe that anything is possible, by showing them the importance of Team Spirit and by teaching them to carefully think through their decisions to do The Right Thing, we know that every one of our pupils can realise their potential with us.
Our community includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,500 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.
Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.
We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
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