Teaching Assistant for Visually Impaired

Simon Balle All-Through School, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AJ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

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Teaching Assistant for Visually Impaired job summary

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant for 32.5 hours a week to support Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within the area of Visual Impairment. The successful candidate will be working alongside a member of Curriculum Access Specialist (CAS) staff, provided by the VI service. This role will involve a combination of preparing resources, in class practical support and shadowing and skill sharing to deliver targeted support for a VI student. The right candidate will enjoy working with a team to support with the planning and implementation of specific support and resources.

Please use the Simon Balle School application form and we prefer electronic submissions where possible. Electronic versions of the application form are available on our school website at:

Applicants for this post should write a covering letter of application outlining how your experience and training to date will equip you for this role.

Closing date: Thursday 30th June 2022 (noon) however candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate. Interviews TBA

Simon Balle is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to the equality of opportunity for all. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

We are committed to a policy of openness and equality of opportunity in the employment of staff. We will not condone discrimination on the grounds of the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. It is our central responsibility to ensure that every individual that we come into contact with is treated with dignity and respect.

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About Simon Balle All-Through School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1545 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
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Simon Balle is known for its high expectations, first class education and its innovative approach. Our vision and values underpin all we do. Indeed, everyone who knows us or visits our school speaks of our distinct ethos with its strong sense of identity, values and community. This can be seen throughout our school; from our youngest children in our Larch Centre right up to our eighteen year old students within our Sixth Form.

Our vision is clear – all members of the Simon Balle community are set high and challenging academic and personal targets and goals; thus they are given both the support and encouragement to succeed. We are so privileged as adults that the greatest gift we can give to our young people is a first class education to prepare them as ‘tomorrow’s citizens’ – the leaders, parents and workers in our globally diverse and competitive world.

Simon Balle is an outstanding learning community and therefore teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. Academic results are incredibly important. Our curriculum is relevant and fairly traditional, with a great emphasis upon the core subjects, humanities and languages, sitting alongside a promotion and love of the arts and creativity. Wider curriculum opportunities are equally important and this includes our vision for all students to explore and be curious about the world around them.

At Simon Balle we strive for each child to achieve the very best academic standards alongside promoting the well being and flourishing of all of our young people. Strong moral values underpin our school’s aims and ethos, for students come first here and opportunities abound for all.

We treat every child as an individual and they talk passionately about being part of a vibrant and exciting community, feeling safe and valued. Our children enjoy coming to school and we expect the very highest attendance. The quality of relationships is a hallmark of our school.

We are passionate advocates for All Through Education. Through this we are able to serve our community and families ensuring a first class educational experience with continuity and progression. All through education offers many unique opportunities including shared experiences, powerful role models and in depth knowledge.

This is truly a special place. This is truly an outstanding school.

Alison Saunders, Headteacher

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