26 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£11.85 - £14.25 per hour

Teaching Assistant job summary

Exeter House School is an all through Education Provision (EP) for children and young people (CYP) with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex needs. We are a supportive and nurturing community for CYP, aged 2 -19. Rated Good by Ofsted (Jun 23)

We are in search of Teaching Assistants who:

  • Are nurturing and empathetic
  • Have a great sense of humour
  • Are an adaptable, collaborative team player
  • Are patient with a flair for celebrating the smallest of successes

If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to join our friendly and dedicated team. Our children are unique and need positive, supportive and fun Teaching Assistants who understand that our learning journeys are a bit different and that’s great!

Exeter House School is proud to be part of Brunel Academies Trust - a growing educational community with no barriers, only potential. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our CYP within our SEND, CofE and mainstream EPs.

Interview: w/c 08/07/2024

Note: Applicants will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

Hours: 31 hrs per week

  • 8.30 am to 3.00 pm (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
  • 8.30 am to 4.00 pm (Wed – training 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm)
  • Includes 30min unpaid lunch break
  • Includes 13 induction training sessions on Tuesdays 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm arranged by agreement

Experience: You can join us as an entry level Support Assistant or an experienced Teaching Assistant. Please see the attached Job Descriptions for full details of the responsibilities and expectations of these roles.

Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported. Full training appropriate to the role will be provided.

Benefits

Whether through continuous professional development, personal and impartial support, or exciting discounts to enjoy with friends and family, Brunel Academies Trust have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all employees, including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities
  • Continuous Service date honoured

You are invited and encouraged to visit our setting to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team are. We encourage you to learn more about us through our website, and contact the school office to arrange a visit.

For any internal Brunel candidates, please contact resourcingsalisbury@brunel.org.uk for an internal application form.

Safeguarding Statement

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE, and further references may be sought as deemed necessary.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

In order for your application to be formally considered, we require a fully completed application form in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education & Safer Recruitment. This must include your education history, qualifications with dates and an unbroken employment history from leaving full time education to present day (with gaps accounted for). Please make sure all gaps in employment are explained in the box provided. 

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 Exeter House Special School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
164 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

School location

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