We are looking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic Teaching Assistant. Our ideal candidate
will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, boundless patience and resilience
and the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with pupils who have a range of SEND
needs. For a full list of duties, please see the job description.
Glendinning Academy is part of Wave Multi Academy Trust and is located in Newton Abbot
in Devon. It caters for pupils that are working at or around age equivalent expectations and
have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC), anxiety or Speech Language and
Communication Needs (SLCN).
We are looking for someone who embodies Wave Trust's values; someone who has diverse
experience, as well as a passion for working with young people with additional needs.
The curriculum largely follows the National Curriculum, and currently is taught through the
medium of the International Primary Curriculum and the International Middle Years
Curriculum, with a focus, where possible of learning outside of the classroom.
Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be
followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and online check.
To apply please use our application form available on our website Vacancies - Wave MAT.
We may close this vacancy early as we review applications as they are received, to ensure
you are considered for this role please do not wait for the deadline to submit your
Who We Are
Wave are an established and successful Multi Academy Trust, comprising of Alternative
Provision Academies (APAs), Medical Academies (including Cornwall Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust’s child and adolescent mental health unit ‘Sowenna’) and a Special
We provide education for vulnerable pupils aged 4 – 19 across Devon and Cornwall. The
Trust has a national reputation for the delivery of outstanding pupil outcomes including
enabling pupils to access the most appropriate education setting and transition to
employment, training and higher or further education. The Trust educates over 1000 pupils
and employs over 350 members of staff.
We Aim To
• Provide a balanced and broad curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental
and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities
and experiences of adult life.
• Give access to the National Curriculum; provide opportunities for external accreditation,
and, for those pupils with specific learning difficulties, effective and personalised
• Ensure all pupils are supported to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Promoting emotional well-being and self-esteem; helping our pupils to recognise their
potential and work positively within their community.
• We will respect all pupils and encourage them to become active participants in their own
learning, develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and express their needs and
• Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other
• Enable effective outcomes for our pupils.
Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and we may carry out an online check.
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