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Teaching Assistant - RIGGS Team

Malmesbury Park Primary School, Bournemouth, Dorset

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Part-time only
£18,426 to £19,171 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

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 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.

Employee benefits

Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards out community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
669 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
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About Malmesbury Park Primary School

At Malmesbury Park Primary School, we believe every child deserves the very best education, opportunities to shine and the chance to achieve their hopes and dreams. We place learning at the heart of all we do, driving this through the development of our six learning values (Thinking, Independence, Collaboration, Creativity, Spirituality and Emotional Intelligence) within the school curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our learners, providing them with rich, memorable and meaningful experiences.
We are a very diverse community, with over thirty-eight languages being spoken within the school. This is something we celebrate and welcome as it brings with it a rich and varied culture. The children at Malmesbury Park Primary School enjoy learning about different countries and cultures, and are supportive and respectful of one another. The team at Malmesbury Park Primary School is large but like-minded. We are a team of confident, outgoing and skilled teachers, NQTs, teaching assistants, support staff and SLT who work closely together with one common ambition – providing an excellent education to the bright young minds of tomorrow.

School location

Lowther Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8LU

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