Teaching Assistant - Level 1

Beckmead Park Academy, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BZ

29 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2023 with a view to extend

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £22,575 and £23,400

Actual salary

Between £20,003 and £20,734

Pay scale

Grade 3 SCP 5-7 (Outer London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

● First aid training/training as appropriate.

● Good numeracy/literacy skills.

● Be able to react constructively to challenging situationsinvolving the care and management of individual children.

● Being able to deal with emotional and physical challengespresented by regular involvement in physical intervention.

● Participate in development and training opportunities.

● Good knowledge of using specialist ICT resources /programmes to ensure pupil access

● Excellent communication skills together with the ability tocommunicate fluently in English to fulfil the requirements of the post.

● Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier.

● Ability to relate well to children and adults.

● Work constructively as part of a team, understandingclassroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

● Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding ofchildren and young people.

● Participate in development and training opportunities.

● Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seeklearning opportunities.

● Working with or caring for children of relevant age.

● Enhanced DBS Check

● Above average exposure to pupils with traumatic,degenerative, terminal conditions, or who have difficult and demanding behavioural problems, will require the postholder to cope with above average levels of emotional stress.

● Close contact with pupils may result in some exposure tobodily fluids.

● May require Hepatitis B vaccination.

● Particularly in schools that have pupils with behaviouraldifficulties, postholder can be at risk of physical injury and needs to remain vigilant and observe risk assessment protocols.

● Members of staff must take part in the behavioural andphysical intervention training that it is offered by the School

What the school offers its staff

  • Competitive salary.
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students without limitations.
  • Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Behavioural and Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org

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About Beckmead Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

SEN SCHOOL: Beckmead Family of Schools was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2017 and became the Beckmead (Academy) Trust in April 2019. The Family of Schools is an expanding learning and nurturing community for young people, with Educational Health Care Plans, based over a number of sites. The Monks Orchard Road site is for 60 KS2-3 boys with social, emotional and mental health needs (Beckmead) and 40 KS3-4 boys who have ASD and associated challenging behaviour (Chaffinch Brook Upper). The Morland Road site, Chaffinch Brook Lower, is for 39 primary age pupils who have a diagnosis of autism and present with challenging behaviour. Bramley Bank, Rainbow class at Aerodrome Primary and The Beck at Forest Academy provide education for 36 children referred from mainstream schools who have not been able to meet their needs. Tharreo House is a small, therapeutic provision for vulnerable secondary age pupils with complex needs. Beckmead College and The Community Learning Team, offer a variety of individualised vocational and learning pathways for up to 100 KS4 and KS5 students.

Arranging a visit to Beckmead Park Academy

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

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