Teaching Assistant

Courtlands School, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5JS

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    9 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,852

Actual salary

£15,685.40

Teaching Assistant job summary

Courtlands is a friendly and ambitious special school who cater for primary aged (4 years - 11 years) children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our innovative curriculum is based on meeting individual’s needs rather than schemes of work and provides a wide range of curriculum and therapeutic input. You see therapies many schools do not offer and a curriculum that invents and interests. You see learning organised to meet the developmental needs of the children and we have the confidence to buck the trend, stand out, and to aim for the outstanding. Job Purpose To contribute to the school’s passionate belief that behaviour is a form of communication and as such be committed to relationships with children which foster empathy and are based on playfulness, acceptance, and curiosity. Under the direction/instruction of Senior Staff, provide general support to students and staff, including preparation, routine, and maintenance of resources/equipment. Responsibilities Support for students in accessing learning activities across the curriculum including Learning Outside the Classroom, as directed by Teacher/Senior Staff to include: - • Support and encourage students to engage in learning activities, and promote positive relationships between all in the school community • Assist with the supervision of students during off-site activities, • Be aware of, and comply with Policies and Procedures relating to: - Child Protection; Health & Safety; Security; and Confidentiality – reporting all concerns to the Designated Person/s • Be aware of, and support difference, and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop • Be an effective model of the expected behaviour of students, communicated through the use of trauma informed and trauma sensitive strategies. • To support in the development of Individual Education Plans Please head over to our website www.transformingfutures.org.uk to view all our current vacancies and to download the job description, applicant pack and application form. Apply by returning completed application form via e-mail to: tftrecruitment@deltservices.co.uk

Using the application form

Please head over to our website www.transformingfutures.org.uk to view all our current vacancies and to download the job description, applicant pack and application form.

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About Courtlands School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
101 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Courtlands Special School Academy is a friendly and ambitious academy in Plymouth which caters for primary aged children (4-11) with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our innovative curriculum is based on meeting individual’s needs rather than schemes of work, and provides a wide range of curriculum and therapeutic input.

We are leaders in our field, having won numerous national awards for our work, and work in a Trauma Informed way to support our children to overcome their difficulties and make great progress in all areas of their development. We constantly strive for the best ways to support our children, and welcome innovation and new, evidence based ways of working.

You will need high levels of emotional resilience, and good coping strategies born out of successful experience of teaching and supporting children with complex needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties such as ADHD and attachment disorders; Communication and Interaction needs such as ASC and Speech and Language Difficulties. This could be in either a special school or mainstream school, with mainstream experience being an advantage.

We can offer you a motivated and skilled staff team and a real opportunity to make a difference to the future of our wonderful children and school. We look after our staff with award winning care for their wellbeing (National Wellbeing in Schools Award 2019). You won’t be taking marking home to do in the evening, and you will be given the freedom to meet the needs of the pupils in your class, along with the resources to do it. You will receive training in a wide range of SEND and real time support and mentoring form a Leadership Team whose door is literally open all the time.

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