4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Term time
32 hours and 30 minutes a week Monday to Friday
Contract type
Fixed term (Till July 22nd 2022)
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18'562 pro rata please note this position is not full time
Actual salary
Approximately £13,921.00

Job summary

  • Teaching Assistant Vacancy
    Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. Oak Grove College is a Secondary School for students with a wide variety of Special Educational Needs. We are federated with Palatine Primary School, Herons Dale Primary School and Cornfield School forming the Thrive Federation.
    We are currently recruiting for additional Teaching Assistants. Teaching Assistants form an important part of our staff team, working alongside other staff to support pupils with their learning.
    We are looking for individuals with some of the following skills, knowledge and experience:

    • able to employ a wide variety of communication strategies

    • experienced in providing personal care

    • experienced in supporting people with mental health issues

    • experienced in supporting people with social and emotional barriers to learning

    • able to engage and motivate students

    • flexibility to work across the whole college as required

    • excellent organisational skills

    • able to use initiative and work effectively in a team

      Prior experience with students with complex learning needs is preferred but not essential as a programme of support and training will be offered.
      Hours: 32.5 hours per week 8.30am – 3.30pm; Term time only plus inset days
      Salary: WSCC Grade 3 (£9.62 per hour) – temporary contract
      Closing date: 10.am, Thursday 23rd September 2021
      Interviews to be held: Thursday 30th September 2021

      Please send your applications to ledmunds@oakgrovecollege.org.uk
      Oak Grove College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We require employees to undertake an enhanced DBS criminal record check. Please note we unable to accept CV’s alone we must have a completed application form

      Yours sincerely,
      Phillip Potter, Headteacher

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    School overview

    School type
    Special school, ages 11 to 19
    Education phase
    School size
    260 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 19
    Contact phone number
    01903 708870

    About Oak Grove College

    Oak Grove College is a community generic special school providing special education for 260 students with learning difficulties from Year 7 to Year 14. We are immensely proud of our college and our community. We are committed to providing the very best for young people while they are with us, helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, confidence and aspiration to succeed throughout their lives. We have a staff team of about 180 people and we believe in looking after everyone well. We know that our staff team make the college what it is today and are the key to a successful future.

    Staff are well supported by the leadership team and are offered opportunities to progress on carefully planned career pathways. We know that each and every one of our staff have a pivotal role to play and we believe in supporting everyone to achieve their potential. Oak Grove College is a rewarding place to work and staff report high levels of job satisfaction.

    We know that our staff work hard to do their very best each day for our students and we believe in looking after them well in return. We pay for an extensive health and welfare support service for all our staff which includes physiotherapy, counselling, mindfulness support, menopause support, chronic illness support, weight management and much, much more.

    Oak Grove College has convenient road and rail links with good public transport available. It is a 15 minute walk from Durrington-on-Sea train station, there is a bus stop just by the entrance, a large car park for those travelling by car and good pedestrian access for those on foot.

    New employees joining Oak Grove College are guaranteed a warm welcome from their colleagues and the leadership team. Our motto is that ‘Everyone matters, every day counts’ and we strongly believe that this should include our entire school community. We look forward to getting to know you better and helping you to play your part in providing the very best to our young people.

    School location

    The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JX

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