Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

Holbrook School for Autism, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0TE

This job expired on 14 August 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 August 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 July 2022

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£20,257 - £21,893

Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistant (STLA)

Location: Holbrook School for Autism, Portway, Holbrook, DE56 0TE or John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, DE56 0DB

Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £20,257 to £21,893

Start date: September 2022

Contract: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (TTO)

Holbrook School for Autism is a successful school for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties, aged 4–19. Our students, may at times, display challenging behaviour related to their communication, social interaction and/or sensory processing difficulties.

Within a safe, structured and predictable environment, we deliver a person-centred curriculum that supports students in developing independence, confidence, academic and life skills. We strive to enable our students to participate fully in opportunities and experiences both in school and the wider community, so that students can make informed life choices.

We are seeking an outstanding STLA, to work with 4-19-year-olds with autism and learning disabilities. Reporting directly to the Senior Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will have a level 3 qualification or equivalent, positive approach to behaviour support and experience of working with young people with complex needs, including ADHD, SLD, SEMH

Benefits include: Teachers Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

For further information, please contact Sam Bayliss, Headteacher Holbrook School for Autism, on 01332 880208, via email to sbayliss1@holbrookautism.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 14 August 2022 (12:00pm)

Interview date: TBC

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Holbrook School for Autism

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
131 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact email

Holbrook School for Autism provides specialist education and care for students with a diagnosis of autism aged 4-19, split over two sites in Holbrook and Belper; there are currently 132 students on roll. We also have a residential facility based at the Holbrook site that provides accommodation for up to 28 students a week, 7 per night, Monday to Thursday term time only.

The main cohort of our students have autism with profound learning difficulties and can present extremely challenging behaviour. The academy practices ‘Team Teach’, a holistic approach to behaviour support and interventions.

In addition to the main school, we also have a provision known as ‘The Hub’, which supports primary aged students with autism who can be working at age-related expectations. These students are currently unable to access mainstream school due to complex needs and behaviours and may have additional mental health needs.

Based in a rural area, Holbrook site has expansive grounds housing specialist climbing equipment for the younger students, trampolines and outdoor gym equipment. It also has access to a wooded area enabling us to provide Forest Schools.

The Belper site accommodates four classes of students aged 14-19. The town location allows for community cohesion, work experience opportunities and has good access links enabling students to participate in travel training.

We provide a personalised curriculum, designed to address the holistic needs of our students. Students have identified differentiation as part of their ‘My Plan’ and individual timetables as appropriate, as well as working on the key skills of literacy, numeracy, and all the national curriculum subjects.

Situated in Derbyshire, most of our students live within the county including a significant number from Derby City. We also accept a small number from
Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire.

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at www.holbrookautism.derbyshire.sch.uk

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