The Grange Academy is part of the Agora Learning Partnership. The school is situated on the north side of Letchworth and is a warm, welcoming friendly place to work. We have a supportive, committed team. We make all learning relevant and enjoyable and positively look for cross curricular links and first hand experiences to make learning more effective. We strive to ensure that everyone's achievements are celebrated and work hard to be an inclusive school. Our teaching team is passionate about ensuring that our pupils get a first class education and grow to be resilient learners. We believe learning is for life. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and therefore each post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check.
We are looking for a teaching assistant to join our friendly and forward thinking school. The role will be to work with children with additional needs and to assist the teacher in developing their learning, wellbeing, and independence.
Are you positive, patient, organised and enthusiastic with plenty of drive, initiative and common sense?
Are you able to successfully develop a high level of independence and resourcefulness in children? The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children in a school setting, including those with special educational needs; however applicants with other relevant skills and experience will be considered.
You will have strong communication skills and be able to work as part of a team under the direction of the class teacher and Phase leader.
Applicants should be educated to a minimum of GCSE standard, including English and maths and be prepared to develop curriculum subject knowledge to a good level.
You will be joining a caring, hard-working and supportive staff team.
As a school we encourage staff to take responsibility for their own professional growth and offer excellent professional development opportunities through training and coaching.
The post is for up to 30 hours per week. In the first instance the contract will run from now until July 2024 but there will be opportunity to apply for a FTE teaching assistant role the following year.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff and you will be asked at interview about the boundaries between adults and children.
We welcome visits from interested applicants. Please call the school office on 01462 621444 who will be happy to organise a tour of the school.
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