9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    2 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
SEN specialist
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Grade 3, £18,933 rising to a maximum of £19,698 pro rata per annum. Actual annual salary of £14,416.78 rising to a maximum of £14,999.30 per annum

Job summary

The Role: Our Riggs Unit is a resourced provision for children with social communication difficulties. All children in the unit have Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) in place with Autism as their primary need. The children spend time both in Riggs and in mainstream classes as we believe all children have their own unique role to play in our rich, diverse and inclusive school population.
We strive to ensure that through careful and targeted support children will be able to access both academic and social opportunities with increasing independence. We will offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can take ‘risks’ and practise skills in readiness for engagement in the wider social community.
The Person: The Riggs Unit can be a challenging environment to work in, so we’re looking to appoint someone special. You should have experience working with children, including those with autism or behavioural difficulties. You’ll be resilient, and not easily shocked. Some of the children in the Riggs Unit present challenging and complex behaviours, so being able to maintain an inner calm and confidence is essential. A balanced approach to difficulties using both nurture and structure is employed in Riggs, and we would like an individual who can get on board with this.
As a member of support staff at Malmesbury Park Primary School, you’ll be working in a team of like-minded individuals who all want the best for the learners in our school. You’ll have a positive sense of self, and always be willing to listen to and act on advice.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
669 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01202 291227

About Malmesbury Park Primary School

School Background: Malmesbury Park is a highly popular academy, with a warm, caring, friendly ethos. The two units attached to the school are well established and are very highly regarded with one for children with social communication difficulties and one for children who find working in a mainstream class challenging. Parents actively support their children and engage in many aspects of school life including extensive fund raising. The local governing body also take a full and active part in the life of the school.
Malmesbury Park is a successful, highly regarded three-form entry primary academy with a PAN of 682. The Academy was inspected in January 2018 and received a Good rating: ‘The school is a welcoming, friendly environment in which to learn. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly happy with the school. They appreciate the extra support and care that staff provide.’
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

School location

Lowther Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8LU

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