The Bridge School are seeking to appoint permanent Teaching Assistants on a permanent contract to start as soon as possible.
32.5 hours per week, 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days)
Grade 14 £17,386-£17,971 Actual annual gross salary. Dependent on experience
The Bridge School, Sedgemoor is one of four Pupil Referral Units commissioned by Somerset County Council and Somerset schools. We provide services through a number of centres for students who have a range of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. All students are referred through their mainstream schools in the Sedgemoor area.
The Bridge School, Sedgemoor is the Pupil Referral Unit for mainstream schools in Sedgemoor, we support a number of students across the age range from 4 - 16 years where they are at risk or have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. We are looking for dynamic, positive, creative and resilient practitioners who can support children and young people across the school.
We are looking for teaching assistants to support both our teaching & learning team and our welfare team.
The post-holder will need to be able to problem solve, show empathy and resilience and be able to support children and young people with complex needs. They may be required to support with behaviours which challenge, liaise with parents and carers and work 1:1 and with small groups of students.
You may be required to take students off-site and into the community to support them with their educational or welfare program.
You will be expected to demonstrate:
- An understanding of how children and young people learn
- Excellent communication skills
- An ability to build positive relationships with students, staff and families
- Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
We can offer ongoing CPD opportunities, promotional opportunities and a very supportive and skilled team. The Bridge works as a part of a wider team within a formal partnership with both Polden Bower and Avalon Schools.
If you feel you have what it takes to work with us to achieve the very best for our students, we would very much like to hear from you.
Enquiries are welcomed, please call Dave Kennedy 01278 421148 or contact Jo Stamford for further information and an informal chat on 01278 496386 or email HR@poldenbower.org.uk.
The Bridge School Sedgemoor is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.
Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines
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