Teaching/Welfare Assistant

The Bridge School Sedgemoor, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3RG

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2022

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£14,426 - £15,010

Teaching/Welfare Assistant job summary

The Bridge School are seeking to appoint permanent Teaching Assistants & Welfare Assistants on a permanent contract. Start date: As soon as possible

32.5 hours per week 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days) Term time hours of work: Monday - Friday 08.30 until 3.15 pm each day other than Tuesday finish time of 4.30 pm for staff meeting. Start date: As soon as possible

Grade 14  £14,426 - £15,010 Actual annual gross salary. Dependent on experience

We are looking for teaching assistants and welfare assistants to support both our teaching & learning team and our welfare team.

Teaching Assistants: Support teaching and learning, working 1:1 and with small groups of students, supporting the class teacher to deliver planned learning opportunities.

Welfare Assistants: Working as part of the welfare team, provide mentoring support to students, supporting attendance and safeguarding team and providing support around behaviour incidents.

The Bridge School, Sedgemoor is the Pupil Referral Unit for mainstream schools in Sedgemoor, we support a number of students across the age range from 4 - 16 years where they are at risk or have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. We are looking for dynamic, positive, creative and resilient practitioners who can support children and young people across the school.

The post-holder will need to be able to problem solve, show empathy and resilience and be able to support children and young people with complex needs. They may be required to support with behaviours which challenge, liaise with parents and carers and work 1:1 and with small groups of students.

You may be required to take students off-site and in to the community to support them with their educational or welfare programmes.

You will be expected to demonstrate:

Excellent Communication skills
An understanding of how children and young people learn
An ability to build positive relationships with students, staff and families
Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
We can offer ongoing CPD opportunities, promotional opportunities and a very supportive and skilled team. The Bridge works as a part of a wider team within a formal partnership with both Polden Bower and Avalon Schools.

If you feel you have what it takes to work with us to achieve the very best for our students we would very much like to hear from you.

Enquiries are welcomed, please call Dave Kennedy 01278 421148 or contact Sue Pring for further information and an informal chat on 01278 496386.

Closing date: Friday 1 July 2022

The Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts require a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. (Employment cannot commence until all pre-employment checks are in place)

Email: HR@poldenbower.org.uk

Telephone: 01278 421148

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About The Bridge School Sedgemoor

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
23 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

The Bridge School, Sedgemoor is one of four Pupil Referral Units commissioned by Somerset County Council and Somerset schools. We provide services through a number of centres for students who have a range of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. All students are referred through their mainstream schools in the Sedgemoor area.

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