Our Teaching Assistants (TAs) play a vital role working alongside our class teachers to support our amazing students to fulfil their potential and to develop their independence skills.
Staff may work with individual students or small groups to assist them to access our broad balanced, fun, relevant and functional curriculum. Our students have a range of learning difficulties and needs, including some physical or sensory needs and sometimes students present with some challenging behaviours.
Promoting good communication skills is a key element of the role; good spoken and written English skills are essential.
Some of our students require additional support and assistance; this may mean assisting students with personal care, helping to implement physiotherapy programmes or supporting students to understand and regulate their emotions and behaviours.
TAs supervise the students at lunch time and break times and play a key role in ensuring that the students are safeguarded and their welfare promoted.
Working in a special school is a unique and privileged opportunity for the right people. We advise interested parties to ensure they have looked at the school website and our Facebook Page - Official Woodlands Secondary School, in order to get a flavour of our school.
When completing the letter of application, please ensure you address all the points in the essential column on the person specification. The letter of application should not exceed 750 words.
The closing date for applications is Monday 4th December 2023
We will invite successful candidates into school to spend a day in classes as part of the interview process.
These visits will take place prior to face to face interviews in the week beginning 11th December 2023.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post meets the definition of ‘Regulated
Activity’ as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (as
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for
an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to
declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions
(simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as
defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as
amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a
person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts
because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make
them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of
the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as
detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the
IT IS AN
OFFENCE TO APPLY FOR A ROLE WORKING IN REGULATED ACTIVITY IF YOU ARE BARRED
FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN
REFER TO ATTACHED POLICIES - Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy -
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
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This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.