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  • Earliest start date

    1 May 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

TLA Point 5-9 £21,895-£22,514 Term time only

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of Autistic young people? Do you believe in the power of education to unlock their potential and nurture their learning potential? If so, we invite you to be a part of our dedicated team at our brand-new school for autistic young people in Kingston, Spring School.

Spring School will give pupils the support and challenge they need to reach their full learning potential. The school will have academic, personal, social and independent targets to provide autistic pupils with ambitious aspirations. Pupils will work towards gaining academic and vocational qualifications, that will help them succeed in the world beyond school.

As a Teaching and Learning Assistant, you'll play a crucial role in the development of our students, creating a safe and engaging space for them to thrive. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing person centred, day to day support, delivering 1:1, paired and small group teaching, and pupil sessions
  • Supervise and support our pupils to engage in community-based learning and educational visits.
  • Use your creativity daily to support lesson plans through preparing materials and resources.
  • Support our pupils to develop crucial life skills, meet their goals and aspirations through communication, independence and participation.

We are looking for:

  • Compassion: A deep understanding and empathy for the challenges faced by autistic young people.
  • Patience: The ability to provide consistent, patient, and encouraging support.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt teaching methods and approaches to suit individual needs.
  • Team Spirit: A collaborative mindset to work alongside educators, therapists, and families.

Why Join Us?

  • Meaningful Work: Make a genuine impact on the lives of autistic young people and contribute to their personal and academic growth.
  • Professional Growth: Access ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career in special education.
  • Supportive Community: Join a close-knit team that values your insights and celebrates every achievement, big or small.

Come make a difference with us – apply today!

Interview date- Thursday 18th April 2024

Closing date- Friday 12th April 2024

Start date- September 2024 (although we are able to offer a May 2024 start as well)

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in theDBS Filter Guidance.

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

What the school offers its staff

  • Meaningful Work: Make a genuine impact on the lives of autistic young people and contribute to their personal and academic growth.
  • Professional Growth: Access ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career in special education.
  • Supportive Community: Join a close-knit team that values your insights and celebrates every achievement, big or small.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Spring School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
Up to 90 pupils
Age range
4 to 19

Welcome to Spring School, a school that has been set up to address a growing need for more specialist education provision for autistic children and young people in Kingston. It is run by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust that develops schools to provide autistic children and young people with specialist support.

Spring School builds on the trust’s innovative approach to autism education, which is called the Ambitious Approach. At its heart, the approach is centred around improving the quality of life of autistic young people while they are in education and ensuring this quality of life continues into adulthood.

We will equip young people with the academic qualifications and personal skills needed to thrive in school and beyond. We will offer pupils the best of both worlds: special needs provision combined with a curriculum that follows the national curriculum.

Working in partnership with young people, parents and carers, and the whole community, we are developing a wonderful new learning environment where autistic young people can reach their academic potential, strive for independence, and lead rich and fulfilling lives.

We opened on a temporary site in Norbiton in September 2023 and will remain here for the next academic year 2024/2025. We continue to work closely with the Department for Education on the development of our permanent home in Moor Lane, Chessington.

Arranging a visit to The Spring School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email blowe@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk.

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