Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistants

Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8PF

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 August 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (6 months)

Salary

£20,257 - £21,893

Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistants job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

Location: AVESC Bennerley Avenue, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, DE7 8PF – may be required to offer support at AVESC Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 3GN

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

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Permanent Contract, 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

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.

We are seeking to appoint two talented and enthusiastic Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistants with excellent interpersonal skills to work at our Bennerley site.

The Bennerley site works with primary and secondary aged pupils who have been, or are at risk, of permanent exclusion from mainstream school.

The successful candidate 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.

Applicants should also have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected pupils in a mainstream school or alternative provision type setting, especially at KS2/3. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Headteacher.

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

For further information, please contact Kay Pilkington, School Business Manager 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. Previous applicants need not apply. Please note we may appoint the suitable candidate prior to the closing date.

Closing date for applications: 28 August 2022 (midday)

Interview date: Week Commencing 05 September 2022

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

For further information, please contact Kay Pilkington, School Business Manager 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. Previous applicants need not apply. Please note we may appoint the suitable candidate prior to the closing date.

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About Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
86 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact email
hr@esteemmat.co.uk

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

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