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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    15 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Part time
34 hours per week / 39 weeks per year
Contract type
Fixed term (Fixed term to 31/08/2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,933 - £19,698
Actual salary
£14,762 - £15,364

Job summary

Unity Schools Partnership, consisting of primary, middle, secondary and special schools, is a vibrant and inspiring place to work and learn, striving to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.

The Governing Body is seeking to recruit a highly flexible, self-motivated and reliable Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and friendly team within the SEND department.

There will be opportunities to progress in your career as you develop your expertise in a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Ideally, you will have experience of working with students within a classroom setting, although it is not essential for you to have worked specifically with students with special educational needs and disabilities. The role may vary according to the needs of our students throughout the year and may involve supporting them in classes, small groups or on a one-to-one basis.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide an element of administrative support for the SEND department as part of the role; therefore, good ICT skills and previous experience in an administration position are desirable.

You will:

Possess good English and maths skills (GCSE or equivalent);
Be determined to make a positive contribution towards the learning experience of our students;
Have high expectations of all our students as well as a commitment to raising standards and promoting progress;
Be flexible and open to change in order to meet the needs of our students, the needs of the SEND department and those of the Academy;
Be pro-active, and willing to use your own initiative, as appropriate;
Possess good interpersonal, organisational, communication and administrative skills;
Take a professional approach in your dealings with students, staff, parents/carers and external agencies;
Have the ability to remain calm and confident when under pressure;
Be a team-player, open to advice, feedback and guidance from colleagues;
Be able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner;
Have an interest in special needs and education and be willing to undertake further professional training and development.

In return we will offer:

CPD opportunities;
A supportive and friendly working environment with well established “well-being” programmes;
An excellent programme of induction into the Academy with supportive and dynamic staff.
For further information, or for an informal discussion prior to submitting an application, please contact Kirsty Franks, on 01440 761511 or email kfranks@samuelward.co.uk.

Closing Date: 09:00am Tuesday 30th November 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 6th December 2021

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/151649INT

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

Applying for the job

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/151649TVS

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1245 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01440 760333

About Samuel Ward Academy

Samuel Ward Academy is a large comprehensive secondary school located on the east side of Haverhill. We serve the communities of Haverhill and the surrounding villages. Our ethos is to value every individual; to develop their honesty and integrity; to feed their creativity; to foster their resilience and independence. Above all, of course, we want our students to be successful learners. We are at the forefront of teacher research, publishing our teaching and learning journal twice a year. Our investment in our staff’s professional development and well-being ensures that they are highly skilled, committed and determined to achieve the best outcomes they can for their classes. Our pastoral and care systems are excellent, ensuring that we can respond quickly and flexible to each student’s needs.

Arranging a visit to Samuel Ward Academy

For an informal conversation, please contact Kirsty Franks, PA to Headteacher (KFranks@samuelward.co.uk or 01440 760333)

School location

Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 0LD

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