130 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    This vacancy will be open until all positions are filled. To ensure you are selected, please apply promptly as we will be interviewing candidates at regular intervals until the vacancies are filled.

  • Closing date

    31 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

(Scale E / points 7-11) From £12.59 to £13.47 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

Redcastle Family School successfully opened our Special Resource Base to children with autism in 2021 as part of our commitment to support the needs of SEND children across Thetford and the local area.

We are now thrilled to be opening two new specialist resource bases to support varying profiles of SEND; an 8 place infant provision and an 8 place junior base, which will work within our main school in an integrated approach.

Comprising of three class spaces, a sensory room, and multiple break out spaces, we are looking for a number of professionals to join us on the next stage of our special journey.

Successful candidates will be reliable, patient and loyal, with a good sense of humour and strength of character to work as part of a team in both a challenging and rewarding environment. It is desirable to have experience of supporting children with SEND, however a comprehensive development programme will be given to all staff as part of a training and support package, which will be provided by the local authority.

Redcastle Family School supports a thriving community within Thetford. We are a school that puts children at the heart of everything that we do and takes pride in the reward that comes from seeing the progress that children make by delivering a quality education through a tailor made curriculum.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has high expectations for the progress that all SEND children can make.
  • Encourages children to develop in all aspects of their learning, including both socially and emotionally, promoting the school’s nurturing ethos.
  • Appreciates the need to work as a team to face challenges together.
  • Has the ability to reflect on and develop their classroom practice.


What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • A supportive working environment that is thriving.
  • A Good School (OFSTED November 2022).
  • Excellent behaviour standards.
  • Enhanced systems to support teachers working children with SEND.
  • Enthusiastic, happy and rewarding children, who are eager to learn.
  • Forward thinking approaches to learning, professional development and school improvement.
  • An opportunity to be innovative and creative.

Visits to the school are very much encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange prior to the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
Childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Medical
Online and social media
Prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@rfs.norfolk.sch.uk

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About Redcastle Family School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
253 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01842 752239

Are you passionate about making a difference to children’s lives? Redcastle Family School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive, committed and ambitious individual. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant and real impact on outcomes for children.

Redcastle Family School supports a thriving community within Thetford. We are a school that puts children at the heart of everything that we do and takes pride in the reward that comes from seeing the progress that children make by delivering a quality education through a tailor made curriculum.

Arranging a visit to Redcastle Family School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@rfs.norfolk.sch.uk.

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