Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 July 2024 at 2:22pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£12.65 - £14.25 per hour

Teaching Assistant job summary

Churchward School is a special school for children and young people (CYP) aged 11-19 years with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or Social Communication Interaction Difficulties (SCID). We are pioneers for both academic and pastoral health.


We are in search of a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Is nurturing and empathetic
  • Has a great sense of humour
  • Is adaptable and collaborative
  • Puts the needs of the CYP at the heart of everything they do


If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to join our friendly and dedicated team.


What it's like to work at Churchward:


"Coming from different settings, I have never felt as supported or valued as a teacher as I do at Churchward. I love working with the staff and students and enjoy coming to work every day. Each day is different, and I like the variety that brings."


"I enjoy working at Churchward School because I like to feel that I and my work colleagues are making a difference to the lives of our students. These are students that now have a place to thrive and mix with others who are in some ways like them, they have a sense of belonging and acceptance. No student is the same but all have the same from staff and that is a caring family."


"Seeing smiling faces, laughs and enjoyment of being at school is a great achievement for the majority of our students. Knowing that we as staff will try our hardest to give them the best education and support to achieve their goals, aspirations and a way to cope in the wider world. It's a great pleasure to work at Churchward and to call this my family."


Churchward School is proud to be part of Brunel Academies Trust - a growing educational community with no barriers, only potential. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our CYP within our SEND, CofE and mainstream EPs.


Note: Applicants will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

Experience: You can join us as an entry level Support Assistant or an experienced Teaching Assistant. Please see the attached Job Descriptions for full details of the responsibilities and expectations of these roles.

Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported. Full training appropriate to the role will be provided.


Benefits

Whether through continuous professional development, personal and impartial support, or exciting discounts to enjoy with friends and family, Brunel Academies Trust have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all employees, including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities
  • Continuous Service date honoured

You are invited and encouraged to visit our setting to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team are. We encourage you to learn more about us through our website, and contact the school office to arrange a visit.


Safeguarding Statement

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE, and further references may be sought as deemed necessary.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

In order for your application to be formally considered, we require a fully completed application form in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education & Safer Recruitment. This must include your education history, qualifications with dates and an unbroken employment history from leaving full time education to present day (with gaps accounted for). Please make sure all gaps in employment are explained in the box provided. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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About Churchward School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
98 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Churchward is a special school, rated Good by Ofsted in 2023, for young people aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and/or Social Communication Interaction Disorders (SCID).We are an inclusive and aspirational community where, built on absolute integrity, learning for life is holistic and specifically tailored to the needs of young people with social and communication challenges. Through our personalised approach and high expectations, we strive to ensure all students really achieve their potential helping to create positive young people equipped with life and work skills for a sustainable and fulfilled future.

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