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  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    24 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£14,248.00 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant with the Visual Impairment Provision job summary

We would like to appoint a dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic Visual Impairment Provision. Chantry Primary Academy has the only primary Visual Impairment Provision in Bedfordshire.

The provision is entirely inclusive and is extremely popular with parents, due to the high levels of specialist resources and support children access, to enhance their educational experience.

All pupils are taught in mainstream classes alongside their peers and are supported in lessons by Specialist Support Assistants who are overseen by our VI Provision leader, who is a Qualified Teacher of Visual Impairment.  

Your role as VI teaching assistant would be focused on meeting the needs of our visually impaired pupils within the mainstream setting of our primary school. You will be supported by our experienced visual impairment teacher and the VI teaching assistants within the team. You will have access to a range of in-house training and VI resources. This role will help you to develop your experience of working with children who have a visual impairment. These children may also have additional special needs such as autism, that require more structured in-class support.

You will be supporting our visually impaired children within the classroom environment, in small groups and sometimes on a 1-1 basis.

Your role will be to liaise with the class teachers to ensure all classwork has been adapted and enlarged, to enable each child to visually access their learning. You would be helping children to develop their independence and life skills on a daily basis. You will take part in enrichment activities, such as horse riding and exclusive soft play trips to support the children’s social and emotional development.

Experience of supporting visually impaired children within a primary mainstream setting is desirable.

        We look forward to hearing from you. 

Hours: 28.75 hours per week 8.45am - 3.30pm 

Monday –Friday – 1-hour lunch – Term time + 5 INSET days 

Initially 1 year fixed contract with the possibility of becoming permanent subject to probation and funding

Suitable candidates will be invited to interview on receipt of an application.

Actual starting salary £14,248 dependent on experience 

Are you:

Looking for a new challenge in a different type of school-based setting?

  Able to use your own initiative and follow guidance?

Able to think outside of the box and use a variety of adapted strategies to meet individual needs

We can offer:

The opportunity to join a supportive and well-established team

The support to progress in your career

Ongoing access to in-house and externally provided CPD

An employee benefits programme, which includes discounts with a number of retailers and hospitality outlets and membership of an employee assistance

On-site low-cost childcare for staff

Complimentary staff refreshments and subsidised school meals

To arrange a visit, answer any queries or for an informal chat, please contact Laura Carter recruitment@pioneerlearningtrust.com/ 01582 706500

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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 Chantry Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
667 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Chantry Primary Academy

School location

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