5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
The work pattern is 18 hours 30 minutes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 3pm with a 20 minute lunch break, term time.
Contract type
Fixed term (Initially a 12 month contract with a view to extending based on student need.)
Salary
Level 4 £18,933 to £20,092 pro rata (pay award pending 01/04/2021)

Job summary

Merit is a Pupil Referral Unit within the City of Stoke-on-Trent, our small school supports young people with a range of medical and mental health conditions, which make attending mainstream school too difficult for them.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, adaptable and talented teaching and learning assistant with secondary experience to join our dedicated and supportive team. If you are an inspirational, dedicated and effective teaching assistant who would be interested in joining our service, we would encourage you to apply and join our growing school.

The successful candidates will have experience across key stages 3 and 4; have an excellent understanding of the expectations of learners, a good standard of English and Maths and have the personal drive to achieve excellence.

We are looking for teaching assistants who will:
• Provide support under the direction of teaching staff to a consistently high standard
• Provide specific support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom.
• Be able to share good practice with colleagues and work flexibly alongside and in support of them.
• Have a track record of successfully assisting in raising standards and in ensuring all pupil groups make good progress.
• Act practically to promote the ethos of learning.
• Has the skill to develop effective relationships with staff and pupils.
• Promote the welfare of the pupils and staff.

We offer:
• A collaborative working and learning environment which values each person as an individual.
• The opportunity for you to develop professionally through CPD and coaching.
• A highly motivated and supportive staff team.

The work pattern is 18 hours 30 minutes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 3pm with a 20 minute lunch break, term time. Initially a 12 month contract with a view to extending based on student need.

For further information about the role, please contact: Mrs S Whiteley email: SWhiteley4@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

Applying for the job

Completed application forms (provided in supporting documents section) should be returned to:

Mrs J Matthews
Merit Pupil Referral Unit
Willeton Street
Bucknall
Stoke-on-Trent
ST2 9JA
Telephone Number: 01782 928980
Email: jmatthews1@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 18
Education phase
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Contact phone number
01782928980

About Merit Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit

Merit is a small, local authority maintained school in Stoke on Trent for secondary school children with medical and mental health needs. We are also responsible for providing education at The University Hospitals of North Midlands.
The school offers a safe, secure and nurturing environment with skilled and experienced teachers and supportive, wrap-around care for all our pupils.

Arranging a visit to Merit Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit

To arrange a school visit please contact:

Mrs J Matthews
Merit Pupil Referral Unit
Willeton Street
Bucknall
Stoke-on-Trent
ST2 9JA
Telephone Number: 01782 928980
Email: jmatthews1@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

School location

Willeton Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 9JA

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