2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)

Job summary

Job Title: Teaching Assistants x 3
Location: Fountains High School, Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0HB
Grade/Scale: Grade 03 (Point 03) Actual Salary £18,562
Start date: asap
Contract: 32.5 hours per week, FTC for 1 year (may lead to permanent contract)

Fountains High School is a special school based in Burton upon Trent, catering for children aged from 11 to 19 with a wide variety of needs and disabilities.

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic Teaching Assistants who can provide general support to the teacher in the care of the pupils and management of the classroom and work with a range of pupils with special educational needs.

Reporting directly to the appointed Line Manager, the ideal candidate will be flexible, motivated and a caring individual who has a passion for children with SEN and has a good standard of general education. Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs is desirable, although this is not essential.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

For further information, please contact Kath Linstead, Fountains High School, on 01283 247580, via email to officehigh@fountains.staffs.sch.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 02 December 2021 (midday)
Interview date: 10 December 2021

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Applying for the job

Application forms are available on our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam or you can email officehigh@fountains.staffs.sch.uk to request a copy. Please specify the job vacancy for which you wish to apply.

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel who will match your skills and experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

All candidates invited to the interview and assessment day must bring the following documents; original documents only, copies will not be accepted:

• Documentary evidence for your right to work in the UK
• Documentary evidence of identity which meets the DBS requirements i.e. current photocard driving licence including a photograph and/or a passport and/or a full birth certificate
• Documentary proof of current name and address i.e. utility bill, financial statement etc.
• Where appropriate, documentation evidencing a name change
• Educational or professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post

Further information relating to DBS check documentation requirements can be found on the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide.

If you are not the successful candidate, all your personal information will be destroyed, in a secure way, in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR May 2018) guidelines.

References will be sought for shortlisted candidates for any central office-based positions and we may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications prior to interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be discussed at interview.

Your completed application form and supporting letter should address and evidence the essential and desired criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: 02 December 2021 (midday)
Interview date: 10 December 2021

Completed application forms can be returned electronically to the HR team via email to officehigh@fountains.staffs.sch.uk

If you wish to submit your application form by post, please return it to the following address:
Private & Confidential: Kath Linstead, Fountains High School, Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0HB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
202 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01283 247580

About The Fountains High School

Fountains High School (FHS) is a generic special school within the Esteem Multi Academy Trust situated in Stretton, Burton Upon Trent. Staffordshire County Council (SCC) currently commission 190 places for pupils aged 11-19, with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. Pupil numbers have grown substantially, from 126 places in 2011-12, due to high demand for places. Fountains High School is presently oversubscribed with over 200 pupils on roll including 55 post-16 students based at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) campus.

Approximately one third of our students have a primary need of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a further third with moderate learning difficulties and a quarter with severe learning difficulties. The remaining students have profound and multiple disabilities, and in addition to their learning difficulties, some have speech, language and communication needs, physical disabilities and visual impairments.

All of our students have unique needs, personalities and potentials and so it is only right that we provide our students with a personalised curriculum that allows them all the possibilities of progressing and success.

Most students follow either ‘ACCESS to the World’ Curriculum or ‘SHINE in the World’ Curriculum that prepares them for the next stage of their life. These curricula form the basis of a student’s timetable and allow all students to always achieve their potential.

Arranging a visit to The Fountains High School

Please contact Kath Linstead, Fountains High School, on 01283 247580

School location

Bitham Lane, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0HB

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