Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    from April 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

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  • Monday to Friday 8:15am – 3:30pm (with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break). 32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade 7 (FTE £26,421 to £29,777)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently looking for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our successful Achievement Support team at Hampton Gardens, providing specialised support to students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an experienced SENDCo and provide ongoing support to Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Assistants within the team.

In this role you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the emotional and social well-being of students. Working with the SENDCo and wider team, you will create a robust support system for students with SEMH barriers to learning, contributing significantly to their overall educational experience and success.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working as a Level 2 Teaching Assistant (or equivalent role), with experience working across the curriculum and delivering activities to small groups.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.

Further details about the role

The Achievement Support Department is housed in a purpose-built suite, comprised of a central collaboration area, SEN Office, intervention rooms and sensory rooms. The Department currently consists of a teaching SENDCo, non-teaching Assistant SENCo and a number of Level 1, 2 and 3 Teaching Assistants, plus a Pupil Premium Mentor and a SEN Administration Assistant.

Within the school there is a wide range of student needs, including students with complex and significant difficulties and disabilities. We also have a ‘Monitoring’ category of students who do are not recognised as having an SEN need but are having their needs assessed via various interventions and strategies. As a department, Achievement Support are happy to work with all students in the school to develop independent learning skills and emotional resilience.

Our overall aim is that, wherever possible, students with special educational needs and disabilities are included in all areas of school life, through making reasonable adjustments to their environment; teachers are empowered with information and strategies to support students using Pupil Passports, access to the SEND Record and opportunities for staff development.

The department has a nurture approach; aiming to build self- efficacy, encourage pupil voice at all times and develop their independence within the school. All department staff take responsibility in collaborating with parents/carers and, potentially, the external agencies involved in supporting the students they are assigned to, as a means of streamlining communication between home and school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Arranging a visit to Hampton Gardens Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@hamptonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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