We are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, a Teaching Assistant.
This is an exciting opportunity to have a key role in working as part of a successful special educational needs (SEN) team, supporting students at Humphry Davy School. As a central part of the SEN team, you will be expected to form positive relationships with all stakeholders of the school in supporting our young people to overcome any barriers to learning on an academic level.
This is a varied and fulfilling role, across many subject areas which will help shape our students to be successful, confident, and happy individuals, with the tools and strategies to take on the challenges that learning can pose for them.
We are looking for an excellent team player and communicator who has the confidence to deal with a range of SEN needs and the ability to take the lead and show initiative. You must have a passion for working with young people. You will have strengths in supporting them; showing care and attention and the ability to work alongside teaching colleagues to provide support to access learning.
You need to be an emotionally resilient person and have a high understanding of the role and responsibility around safeguarding.
Applications are welcome from those who have a background or interest in having further training to support children with SEN, including (but not limited to) ASD, ADHD or SEMH (social, emotional, mental health)
For further details, including our application form please visit our school website www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk
Closing Date: 29th November 2023 (12 noon)
Interviews : w/c 4th December 2023 (tbc)
- A school located in beautiful west Cornwall with a genuine family atmosphere.
- The successful candidate can be assured of our full support in pursuit of their career goals. The development of staff is fundamental to raising standards and our high quality programme of whole school professional development is supplemented with input from our highly experienced and successful languages team including the Cornwall SCITT lead for MFL.
- The full range of staff well being and support can be found in our policy available on the school website, but includes:
o Access to Health and Wellbeing support through the ‘Schools Advisory Service’ including 24-hour GP access, Physiotherapy, some private Medical operations, Counselling & Mindfulness and Staff wellbeing clinics.
o Termly wellbeing events where staff can learn a new craft, socialize and generally ‘have fun’ as a community!
o Flexible working options in pursuit of a work/life balance
o An ‘open door’ policy to ensure staff are able to easily seek advice, share thoughts and help us develop our policy and practice.
- Access to the Cornwall Council ‘One and All Employee Benefits’ including ‘Techscheme’, Cycle to Work scheme, Discounted memberships and 'on-line’ and ‘in-store’ discounts including major high street stores.
Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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