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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Support Staff Scale Grade 3 (9-22), full time equivalent salary range £23,194p.a. - £29,439p.a. but after pro-rata the actual salary range is £18,199 - £23,099p.a.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Summit Learning Trust Mission Statement

Success through Endeavour

Ambition through Challenge

Strength through Diversity

Cockshut Hill School is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in the role of Teaching Assistant. Working under the instruction/guidance of the SENCO, senior leadership team and in collaboration with teaching staff to support the delivery of quality learning, teaching and assessment to help raise standards of achievement for all students.

To be considered for this post you must hold an NVQ Level 3 qualification (minimum entry requirement) and ideally have some experience in working with children. You must be an individual who has the skills and passion to positively impact on our pupils. You must also possess the commitment, enthusiasm and energy to inspire them every day. You must show your ability to communicate clearly and interact well with pupils and teachers alike in a culture built on the values of mutual trust and respect.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting teaching primarily in our Teaching and Learning Resource Base. Working alongside the class teacher you will supervise outside-class learning from pupils who have been identified as needing extra support or intervention.

It would be advantageous if candidates could demonstrate the following:-

  • Experience of supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs including autism
  • Experience of working with pupils with cognition and learning needs thereby able to collaborate with teachers to differentiate / scaffold learning tasks and activities for pupils working significantly below age related expectations
  • An understanding of pupils sensory differences
  • Experience of helping pupils to understand and regulate their emotional responses and develop a greater sense of self-awareness, independence and resilience
  • Working knowledge of a range of interventions and approaches to enhance literacy and numeracy development
  • Maths specialism

What the school offers its staff

About our school

Cockshut Hill School is part of the Summit Learning Trust comprising Cockshut Hill, Lyndon School, Ninestiles, an Academy, four primary schools and the Solihull Sixth Form College. Our trust’s Professional Learning Institute offers all of our staff opportunities to collaborate with great educators from across our sector. Our school provides a friendly and supportive working environment, valuing each and every individual. We are committed to providing our students with the best education they need to become confident, articulate and successful adults in the future. We have a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents, carers and students to secure the needs of all learners. We are one of the few schools in Birmingham to receive The Rights Respecting Schools, UNICEF UK Gold Award, for successfully embedding children’s rights throughout the school in our practices and ethos. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.

This is an exciting time for our school as we strive to improve and are proud of our commitment to teaching and learning - our school motto is ‘Nothing But the Best’.

Why work for us?

We offer a range of wellbeing and work-life balance benefits to recognise and reward the essential contributions our colleagues make to our success and growth. These include access to:

  • Employee assistance programme
  • High quality training and support in and across academies enabling career progression
  • Wellbeing Advocates
  • Lifestyle benefits and discount schemes, including gym discounts and cycle to work scheme
  • Health Protection Scheme alongside Flu Jab and Eyecare Vouchers
  • Generous employer pension schemes
  • Excellent Holiday Entitlement

Further details about the role

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Summit Learning Trust is proud to be anequal opportunities employerandweare determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, including a Children’s barred list check. Online searches of shortlisted candidates will also be conducted. Our policy is available to view here https://summitlearningtrust.org.uk/our-trust/statutory-information/policies-statements/

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 Cockshut Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
962 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0121 289 5900

About our school

Cockshut Hill School is part of the Summit Learning Trust comprising Cockshut Hill, Lyndon School, Ninestiles, an Academy, four primary schools and the Solihull Sixth Form College. Our trust’s Professional Learning Institute offers all of our staff opportunities to collaborate with great educators from across our sector. Our school provides a friendly and supportive working environment, valuing each and every individual. We are committed to providing our students with the best education they need to become confident, articulate and successful adults in the future. We have a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents, carers and students to secure the needs of all learners. We are one of the few schools in Birmingham to receive The Rights Respecting Schools, UNICEF UK Gold Award, for successfully embedding children’s rights throughout the school in our practices and ethos. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.

This is an exciting time for our school as we strive to improve and are proud of our commitment to teaching and learning - our school motto is ‘Nothing But the Best’.

Arranging a visit to Cockshut Hill School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@summitlearningtrust.org.uk.

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