3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    30 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
Salary
£19,909 to £21,999

Job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant x 2
Location: Alternative Provision (North Team), Station Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield
Alternative Provision (South Team), Bennerley Avenue, Ilkeston
These posts are peripatetic and are not office based.
Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £19,909 to £21,999 per annum
Start date: asap
Contract: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year, 1 year Fixed Term (Pending Review)

The Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre is a pupil referral unit providing education to students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education.

We are seeking two experienced, talented and enthusiastic Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistants with excellent interpersonal skills to work with the Alternative Provision Team at the Amber Valley & Erewash Support Centre. The successful candidates will work peripatetically providing one-to-one tuition and support to students in their homes. The successful candidates will also support students with their alternative provision placements which will include arranging and taking students to visit potential alternative provision providers.

Reporting directly to the Assistant Headteacher – Site Lead, the ideal candidates will inspire, motivate, challenge and support students to reach their full potential, have a good understanding of their academic, social and emotional needs, be a team player and have a positive approach to challenge and change. They should also have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected students in a school or alternative provision type setting, especially at KS4. An affinity for students with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity.

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

For further information, please contact Kay Pilkington, School Business Officer on 0115 850 0826, via email to kpilkington@avesc.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: 31 October 2021 (midday)
Interview date: 05 November 2021

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.

Applying for the job

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel who will match your skills and experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

Your completed application form and supporting letter should address and evidence the essential and desired criteria in the Person Specification.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
0115 8500826

About Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre

The Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre is a pupil referral unit providing education to students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Our provision caters for students in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, at sites located in Ilkeston, Kirk Hallam, Sawley and Chesterfield.

Our Academy has approximately 160 pupils on roll and is split over four key teams:
• Alternative Provision
• KS4 Site at Sawley
• KS3 Site at Bennerley
• KS2/3 Site at Kirk Hallam

Whilst the majority of our students have been permanently excluded, we work closely with local school clusters and the local authority to provide education opportunities to young people who are at risk of exclusion. Such placements have been highly successful in preventing numerous permanent exclusions in Derbyshire.

We are committed to working in partnership with young people, their parents and carers, their schools and other agencies to re-engage them and enable them to become successful learners and responsible citizens. Where students are able to demonstrate positive behaviour and a desire to achieve, we aim to help them transition back to mainstream school. For those who require a more alternative approach, we provide a balanced and varied curriculum, delivered through good quality teaching and learning.

Whilst for many, a pupil referral unit may seem to be the end of one's academic career, we see it as merely a change in direction.

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

Arranging a visit to Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre

please contact Kay Pilkington, School Business Officer on 0115 850 0826,
via email to kpilkington@avesc.derbyshire.sch.uk

School location

Bennerley Avenue, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8PF

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