13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
Hours/Contract: Term-time, Part-time, Permanent. 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 3, Point 4-6, £18933 rising to a maximum of £19,698, per annum, pro-rata
Actual salary
£14,735.74 rising to a maximum of £15,331.14 per annum

Job summary

The Role: Our Riggs Unit is a resourced provision for children on the Autism Spectrum. 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.

The Person: We are looking for a dynamic TA with an interest in SEND to support children in the Riggs Unit. The role will involve helping children to access mainstream classes by providing in class support, leading bespoke interventions and delivering speech and language sessions.

The Riggs Unit can be a challenging environment to work in so we are looking to appoint a resilient, calm and confident individual. You should have experience working with children, including those with autism or behavioural difficulties. A balanced approach to difficulties using both nurture and consistent boundaries is employed in Riggs, and we are looking for someone who can offer this to our children. Our current team is made up of staff with different expertise and who all have something special to offer. We offer the children frequent sensory breaks and outside learning, so although not essential, an interest in outdoor activities/sports would be welcomed.

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.

Applying for the job

Next Steps: So if you have any queries about this role, please get in touch by calling Tess Lipscombe, Office Manager on 01202 291227 or email at office@malmesburypark.bournemouth.sch.uk . If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

All applications to be made directly through TES.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 31st October 2021 at Midnight.

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
672 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

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.

Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme 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 our 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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

School location

Lowther Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8LU

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