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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£15,322.00 - £16,468.00 Annually (Actual) Grade B- C £10.79 - £11.59 £20,812 - £22,369 (FTE)

Sidmouth Primary School - SEND Teaching Assistants to support children with Complex Social/Emotional/Mental Health Needs. 32.5hrs per week (2 posts) job summary

The First Federation Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of 20 primary schools across Devon and Dorset  is seeking to recruit 2 temporary SEND Teaching Assistants to support children on a 1:1 basis and  the teaching and learning of children with SEN, of various age ranges across the school.  Some of  the children have Education Health Care Plans  for needs including those relating to social, emotional and mental health difficulties. These are  temporary positions until 31st August 2024.

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individuals to work alongside the class teacher across all areas of the curriculum.

  • To deliver targeted interventions.
  • To promote inclusion through the development of social skills, language and emotional well-being.
  • To work under the direction of the class teacher and liaise with other professionals both within and outside the school.

You will be expected to show a high degree of initiative and be able to react to given situations with integrity and compassion. You should have a good standard of general education, specifically good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude and can-do approach.  The successful candidate will need to be a resilient person with a commitment to supporting children in challenging circumstances and have a calm and reassuring presence.  Experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health needs is essential.

There is an element of Mealtime Assistant linked to this role. 

In return we offer:

  • The opportunity to work within a progressive and forward thinking multi academy trust
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension through Local Government Pension

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website. Safeguarding | Sidmouth Church of England (VA) (sidmouth-primary.devon.sch.uk)  All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Should you require more information about the position, please contact Alex Spraggon on admin@sidmouth-primary.devon.sch.uk or 01395 514146

Closing date: Monday 25th September at midday.  Interview date:  TBC

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)
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 Sidmouth Church of England (VA) Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
527 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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