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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: Working hours: 32.5 hours, 38 weeks per year (Opportunity to work an additional 5 INSET days)

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 4 SCP 13-16 £23,115-£23,893 FTE – Pay Award Pending

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £17,243 - £17,824 (38 weeks)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision for education and individuals who support our Russett values. We believe that our values are the foundation from which we grow and develop.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Caring in nature; someone who values a nurturing approach
  • Positive in their attitude and disposition
  • Committed and keen to learn all about SEN, in particular pupils who have severe and complex learning needs.
  • Motivated to support our learners, someone who wants to makes difference
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working collaboratively with others

Our pupils would like someone who is:

Funny, happy, caring, keeps us safe and helps us to learn!"

We value……. Community – Resilience – Wellbeing – Respect - Empowerment

At the Russett School we seek to prepare our learners for life through prioritising skills required to meet their full potential. Through our specialist curriculum, our children and young people are empowered through a strong emphasis on the development of individual communication strategies and life skills. Our Russett team provide enriching and safe environments, where our pupils are encouraged to develop independence, whilst promoting well-being for a happy and fulfilled future.

What the school offers its staff

Our Special settings cater for children and young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs from children with profound medical needs and life limiting conditions, those with severe, moderate and sensory needs through to young people with social emotional and mental health needs that require support and understanding to help them to navigate their world.

Whether you are a teacher, a teaching assistant, a healthcare professional or work in facilities, admin or operations all of our Special Schools offer you the opportunity to work within an establishment that has a ‘family’ feel that puts the children, young people and their families at the heart of what they do.

All the pupils within our Special Schools have an individualised education and are educated in small classes and groups with enhanced support to ensure that all of their needs are met. There is nothing more rewarding than being part of a team that supports a child or young person with Special Educational Needs to reach their goals. You truly will make a difference to the life of a young person and their family.

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

We knowour peopleare the key toour successand sowe’re committedto ensuring the employment experience at Shaw Education Trust is arewarding one.

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)
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.

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About The Russett School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
135 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

The Russett School is part of the Russett Learning Trust and is an all aged (2 -19) special academy providing outstanding education for pupils and young people with, Severe Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties and Complex Needs.

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