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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday. 36 hours per week. Term time only.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

PS3/PS4 subject to previous experience £18,297 - £19,335 (actual)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support our Primary team of excellent teachers at the Fordway Centre (FWC). The successful candidate will have excellent support skills and good all-round knowledge of supporting the education of students and an understanding of special education, mainstream education and / or Pupil Referral Units.

The Fordway Centre is currently located in a comfortable temporary building in Guildford but will be moving to our brand new, purpose built school in Ashford, Surrey, in September 2024.

Join us at our brand new purpose-built school where innovation meets inspiration, our facilities are designed to empower the staff and students, fostering a dynamic learning atmosphere where creativity and collaboration thrive. As a teaching assistant at FWC you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the future of education with flexible learning space to support the delivery of engaging lessons and our students' growth.

At FWC, we believe that every student deserves a chance to succeed. You’ll work closely with students who may face challenges in a traditional school setting, providing them with support and guidance they need to thrive academically and personally. Your role will be pivotal in helping students unlock their potential, build confidence and overcome obstacles.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about inclusion and making sure all students gain an inspirational education.

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of students’ achievement and behaviour who is committed to providing high quality learning for all young people.

  • Able to maintain and drive forward outstanding standards whilst meeting the needs of a very vulnerable group of students.

  • An excellent communicator, able to work inclusively with pupils, staff, parents, Governors and other stakeholders.

  • An aspiring role model who will lead, motivate and inspire others.


What the school offers its staff

As a Trust, IET offers staff the following benefits: -

  • A chromebook.
  • 'Growing Great Staff' programme that enables you to flourish as a practitioner.
  • Weekly internal CPD and numerous external CPD opportunities.
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.
  • A genuine commitment to staff wellbeing and work/life balance.
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Pension Scheme.
  • My Staff Shop Scheme.
  • Free onsite parking and travel expenses between sites.
  • Sociable and friendly staff.
  • Most importantly…free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Further details about the role

The Fordway Centre forms part of a Multi Academy Trust under the Inclusive Education Trust (IET) which includes Wey Valley College and the Reigate Valley College. Please see our school website, employee prospectus for further details about other schools in the Trust.

Please refer to the attached job profile for details of the role, accountabilities and personal characteristics.

Candidates will only be considered for shortlisting on completion of a full application form. In accordance with KCSiE and safer recruitment we cannot accept CVs. Applications to be made via the Eteach website under reference: 1370142 or follow the link.

We welcome visits to the school, if you wish to discuss the role further please contact Linda Whitehorn Deputy Head of School: lwhitehorn@ietmat.co.uk

Closing date is: Wednesday 04 October 2023 at 9am

Interviews will be held : w/c 09 October 2023 tbc


Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosing and Barring checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Fordway Centre

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
School size
4 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01483 518212

Fordway Centre (FWC) is a 5 – 11 Alternative Provision 'AP' school set over a single campus in Ashford, Middlesex. The school is based on a single site, for 24 pupils at KS1 and 2, currently located in a comfortable temporary building in Guildford but will be moving to our brand new, purpose built school in Ashford, Surrey, in September 2024. The school is based on a single site, for 24 pupils at KS1 and 2.

From September 2024 you will join us at our stunning brand new purpose-built school where innovation meets inspiration, our facilities are designed to empower the staff and students, fostering a dynamic learning atmosphere where creativity and collaboration thrive.

Our aim is to reduce the numbers of pupils who are permanently excluded from school by offering mainstream schools an alternative to exclusion. We work closely with our Mainstream School partners to support early intervention so as to avoid permanent exclusion through a range of interventions so pupils can be supported, either within their mainstream school or at the college.

FVC became part of the Inclusive Education Trust (IET) which formed in September 2021 and works alongside Reigate Valley College (Reigate) and the Wey Valley College (Guildford)y Centre (Ashford Mdx). So whilst you get the benefits of working within a small and supportive setting, by working so closely with our other PRU’s we also provide you with a wide network of support, excellent opportunities for continued professional development and diverse opportunities for career progression.

Our mission statement is “Achieving New Beginnings Together”.

Arranging a visit to Fordway Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lwhitehorn@ietmat.co.uk.

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