- Job role
- Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
- Working pattern
- Part time
Hours/Contract: Part-time, Term-time, Fixed-term until July 2022. 32.50 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.
- Contract type
- Fixed term (July 2022)
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Salary Range: Grade 3, Point 4. £18,933, per annum, pro rata
- Actual salary
- Actual Salary: £14,735.74
The Role: We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teaching assistant to join the Early Years team and at Malmesbury Park Primary Academy.
The role involves working closely with several children who have EHCP in place as well as providing support to the wider school community as required. Part of the role will entail developing strong relationships with parents, carers and children alike. You may act as a Key Person for a small group of children with high needs, taking responsibility for their social and emotional wellbeing and their learning throughout their time with us.
The Person: The ideal candidate will be hard working, friendly and outgoing. They will have an enthusiasm for working with children, particularly those with special educational needs. They will have a talent for engaging with sometimes complex children, encouraging social interaction, developing independence, self esteem and encouraging all individuals to achieve their goals.
The right person will be confident in dealing with challenging behaviour and understanding complex special educational needs. A qualification to support children with high needs would be helpful.
Applying for the job
Next Steps: So if you have any queries about this role, please get in touch by calling Joe Colegrove, Office Manager at email@example.com
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All applications to be made directly through TES.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 31st October 2021 at Midnight.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th November 2021.
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- School type
- Academy, ages 3 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 672 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
About Malmesbury Park Primary School
School Background: Malmesbury Park is a highly popular academy, with a warm, caring, friendly ethos. The two units attached to the school are well established and are very highly regarded with one for children with social communication difficulties and one for children who find working in a mainstream class challenging. Parents actively support their children and engage in many aspects of school life including extensive fund raising. The local governing body also take a full and active part in the life of the school.
Malmesbury Park is a successful, highly regarded three-form entry primary academy with a PAN of 682. The Academy was inspected in January 2018 and received a Good rating: ‘The school is a welcoming, friendly environment in which to learn. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly happy with the school. They appreciate the extra support and care that staff provide.’
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.
Opportunities and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust can only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK, and who can provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.