Full-time equivalent salary
- NJC Grade D, Spinal Point 8, FTE.
- Actual annual salary £15,685
Teaching Assistant, ACE Schools - WRAP North Hill job summary
Job Title: Learning Mentor/TA
Salary Range: Grade D Point 8 (£15,685 pro rata)
Hours: 32.5 per week, 39 weeks per year (part time, term time only)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 5th June 2022
Interview date: 13th June 2022
Transforming futures and changing lives is at the heart of everything we do at ACE. Our aim is to support every young person that comes to school with us in becoming ready, respectful and safe in everything that they do.
At ACE, our talented and highly committed staff are specialists in ensuring our young people achieve great outcomes and overcome their barriers to learning.
We’re looking for a new Teaching Assistant to join us at the forefront of contributing to making life changing differences to a group of young people who deserve the same high level of education as their peers.
Under the direction/instruction of Senior Staff, provide general support to students and staff, including preparation, routine maintenance of resources/equipment.
Support for students in accessing learning activities in a variety of settings, including vocational placements and Learning Outside the Classroom, as directed by Teacher/Senior Staff to include:
• Support and encourage students to engage in learning activities, and promote Good Behaviour
• Assist with the supervision of students during off-site activities, including Training Placements
• 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
• Provide support for the preparation of, and undertaking of examinations
• Be an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected of students
• To support in the development of IEP’s
Support for the Academy to include:
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Service
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals, and maintain positive working relationships
• Attend relevant meetings as required
• Participate in training, learning activities, performance development, and maintain record of own professional development
As and when required, to undertake duties in connection with personal hygiene and welfare of students, as directed by teaching staff
• Provide clerical/admin support e.g., attendance/absence, typing, photocopying, printing, display, baseline assessment
• Ensuring maintenance of a clean, safe, and orderly working environment
• Timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment, resources, materials, as instructed, ensuring quality/safety
• Undertake record keeping as directed
• Monitoring and arranging orderly and secure storage of learning resources
Experience & Job Knowledge
• Experience of supporting young people with behavioural & learning difficulties
• Experience of supporting with the supervision of young people during off-site activities
• Evidence of supporting in the writing of IEP’s and Pastoral Support Plans
• Evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities
• Evidence of supporting in developing / delivering differentiated programmes of work
• Knowledge of SEN and statutory assessment procedures, and the SEN Code of Practice
• Experience of working with young people who suffer from mental health complications
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work within school community teams, and wider community teams
• Ability to produce clear and accurate reports
• Ability to follow instructions, and to use initiative to work with young people in a variety of outreach placements, including Food & Nutrition, P.E./Outdoor Education, and Vocational placements
• Ability to work within corporate policies. Awareness of Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety, Child Protection Procedures and Safeguarding & Welfare
• Ability to maintain good discipline and challenge negative behaviour
• Evidence of communicating & cooperating with a range of Children’s and Young People’s Services
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About ACE Schools Plymouth
- School type
- Academy, ages 4 to 19
- School size
- 197 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 19
ACE Schools Plymouth was formally set up on 1st June 2016 with the aim of building on the solid foundation established by the previous PRU. ACE Schools Plymouth operates from thirteen sites around Devon & Cornwall and provides education and support services throughout the community to support pupils to access education in schools, community centres, medical facilities or their own homes.
We offer outstanding opportunities in education for young people aged between 4 and 18 who do not attend mainstream schools for a variety of reasons including; medical need, risk of exclusion, behaviour, mental health diagnoses and SEN. Our dynamic and ground-breaking approach ensures our young people become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. ACE has grown rapidly into one of the largest and most successful AP Academy models in the UK.
If you have resilience and have the desire to help make a difference to young people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.
ACE Schools Plymouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be undertaken before a confirmed offer of employment is made to successful applicants.
You will be required to undertake positive handling training as part of your induction and essential qualification and person requirements should be met as per role profile to be considered for shortlisting.