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SEN Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-36S
  • Posted:07/02/2019
  • Pay:£17,758 fte, actual salary £13,163 per annum
  • Start Date:Mar 2019
  • App Close Date:25/02/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role:  We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our SEN provision within our brand new academy that successfully opened in September 2017.  This is an ideal role for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children particularly with learning difficulties as our appointed candidates will work on a 1:1 basis with pupils with SEN; we will provide full support and training from colleagues and teachers for the post-holder. The working basis for the successful candidate will be fixed term in the first instance until December 2019,  working 32.5 hours per week during Term Time and 5 inset days.  We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils! 

This is also a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are considering becoming a teacher in the future as this role gives you the experience you need.  All Leigh Academies Trust schools offer teacher training and Cherry Orchard is no exception, training a number of very successful teachers every year! 

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the academy including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • Have high expectations of teaching and learning
  • To be a positive role model
  • To contribute to the positive ethos of the school
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults
  • Be keen to develop as a professional
  • A minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
  • Previous, recent experience in an education setting with further experience in an SEN capacity desirable
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area. 

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

 

Information about the school

Working for the Academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6, having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. For September 2018, we will expand into Year 3 also.

The academy enjoys brand new facilities, a nursery for 26 pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will: • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’ • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area. As part of the cluster structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • Telephone: 01322 242 011
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.