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SEND Teaching Assistant

College
Avanti Park
Location
Frome, Somerset
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Hours
Part Time
Salary
See advert for details
Start Date
1st September 2024
Expires
19th July 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
1434535
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 3 months
  • Job ID: 1434535

Salary: Grade 4, £24,529 - £26,048 per annum pro rata Approximate pro rata £14,351 - £15,240 per annum (0.58506 FTE)

About us and the role

Would you like to join a school with exciting opportunities? Would you like to work with pupils who have excellent learning behaviour and a thirst for knowledge? Would you like to work in a school that values you as a person? Then Avanti Park is the school for you!

We are looking to appoint a caring SEND Teaching Assistant to join our supportive and friendly team. You will be working with children with specific special educational needs. The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic and dedicated to making a difference to children's learning. You will need to enjoy working with children and be passionate and committed to helping children develop as independent and confident individuals.

If you are highly motivated and a good team player with enthusiasm, high expectations, good interpersonal skills and a sense of humour, then please apply for this rewarding post with us.

Avanti Park School is a beautiful Primary and Middle school (Reception to Year 8) in the heart of Frome, neighbouring Victoria Park. Our school is graded as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ in "behaviour and attitudes," "leadership and management," and "personal development."

Avanti Park is a community school that embraces inclusion and diversity. Staff find Avanti Park to be a wonderful place to work, with "warm, friendly relationships underpinning a calm and joyful atmosphere," (OFSTED). Our staff are inspired and passionate about their roles, the vision of the school, and providing the most fulfilling learning experience for pupils.

Staff are able to; engage in opportunities for growth and development through leading Trust-wide networks, access to high-quality CPD, annual spiritual insight retreats and much more!

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Why should you apply?

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight
  • great opportunities for professional development
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts
  • NUS Card
  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes
  • Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Plus many more...

What will you do?

  • To work under the guidance of the class teacher in the planning and implementation of work programmes with individuals or groups of pupils with special needs.
  • To provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of pupil(s) with special needs in the classroom.
  • To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment
  • Experience of working with children with additional and complex needs
  • Excellent level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people within the school

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

Avanti Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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