Teaching Assistant for the Deaf

Reigate Park Primary Academy, Derby, DE22 4EQ

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

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£23,541 - £25,991 per annum, pro rata

Teaching Assistant for the Deaf job summary


  Teaching Assistant for the Deaf  

35 hours per week, Term Time Only 

Grade F SCP 15 - 20 (£23,541 - £25,991 per annum, pro rata)  

Candidates must commit fully to the training and the qualification. Roles will be made permanent on successful achievement of the BSL 2 qualification, but will initially be temporary until confirmation of qualification is received

The Board of Trustees wish to provide an opportunity for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant for the Deaf. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to become part of our school team. The post holder will be based at Reigate Primary Academy.    

The Harmony Trust was established in February 2014 and currently has 15 schools under the Trust umbrella. This brings with it exciting opportunities for career progression and development for existing and future employees. The Harmony Trust has high expectations of our pupils and staff. We have an excellent reputation and are innovative in our aim for educational excellence. 

  The successful candidates will have: 

GCSE English and Maths grade A-C or CSE Grade 1 or NVQ Level 2 in Literacy and NumeracyNVQ3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience  

At least CACPD Level 2 BSL or equivalent OR a willingness to work towards 

NVQ3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience 

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools or willingness to work towards 

Experience of working with children in an educational setting who may have different individual needs and learning styles, in particular with hearing impaired children

Experience of preparing/contributing to resources to support learning programmes

Experience of effectively using ICT and other technology such as digital recorders and photocopiers, and resolving straightforward problems in their operation

The opportunity to be part of our team, who are committed to educational excellence    

Friendly and supportive staff, parents and trustees,    

A commitment to high quality professional development,    

Opportunity for future career development & progression within the Trust’s portfolio of schools and most importantly    

The chance to transform the lives of children and really make a difference      

The Harmony Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.    

  Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 24th June 2022 

  Please return completed application forms via email to:  derbyrecruitment@theharmonytrust.org

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About Reigate Park Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

We are an inclusive Academy where our central values of respect, resilience and integrity underpin all aspects of our school. We have a staff body who are committed to working alongside every child to support them to be excellent in everything they do and we pride ourselves on educating the whole child.

The Academy is a modern, bright, spacious learning environment, equipped with up to date technology and resources. We currently have a student population of 385 children in 15 classrooms, incorporating a 26 place Enhanced Resource Facility for Deaf pupils.

Our Academy has a strong sense of belonging and we strive to develop a strong community spirit with our parents, children and wider community.

Children who come to Reigate Park Primary Academy receive a well-balanced and varied curriculum in a safe and supportive environment, which focusses on the whole child and provides them with a solid foundation for their future.

Parents are always welcome. Regular informal contact and communication with teachers is encouraged and every effort is made to develop a supportive relationship between home and Academy.

Teachers undertake ongoing professional development as part of their everyday work life. Co-operative planning and team teaching is adopted throughout the Academy, which results in the best possible learning environment for your child.

We would like you to become a part of our Academy community. Participate and enjoy your child’s learning journey. We value your support and actively encourage parents and carers to communicate with the Academy at any time regarding matters which may be influencing your child’s progress.

By working together, we can ensure that your child’s learning journey will be a happy and enjoyable one.

Karen Ratcliff
Head of Academy

Lynn Thorne
Executive Principal

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