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SEN Teaching Assistant: Maternity Cover
Are you passionate about making a difference and promoting outstanding provision within special educational needs?
Does supporting meaningful and personalised learning in small classes appeal to you?
Small Haven School is a small independent specialist school, currently registered to take pupils from age 6-18 years, with a range of special educational needs. The children are at the heart of the school, which aims to work therapeutically in order to meet the holistic needs of each individual and allow them to thrive. At the centre of this approach is providing a safe and stimulating learning environment in which the children can build appropriate positive attachments with staff.
We are looking for an outstanding TA to join our friendly and supportive team. This post is being offered on a temporary full-time basis to cover a period of maternity leave, with the possibility of it leading to ongoing employment. Working hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
What we require from you is to:• Be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of the pupils• Be an experienced TA (level 3) with a passion for SEN• Have excellent communication and team work skills• Be eager to engage in reflective practice and undertake ongoing development• Be confident, calm and enthusiastic• Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude with a good sense of humour!
In return we can offer you a highly rewarding position with:• The opportunity to be part of a unique progressive school with wonderful pupils• A strong, dynamic leadership team with a clear vision to work alongside• A commitment to staff wellbeing with opportunities for reward• Quality resources and a highly maintained working environment• A ratio of two pupils to one member of staff to enable effective support• A dedicated team within a supportive and friendly community
Salary: £16,133.85 per annum
The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 19th April 2019(interviews will commence the week beginning 29th April)
Please return the completed application form to email@example.com Alternatively please post them to the school address 146-150 Newington Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6PT
This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK. When applying please make reference to the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.
For further information, contact the office on (01843) 597088
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service
Small Haven School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.
Small Haven School provides complex and vulnerable children, whose varying needs could not be met in other education placements, with a chance to have a sense of belonging within a school community where they can thrive. The school has been incredibly effective at successfully integrating complex pupils who have been out of education or not managed well in previous settings. The school was awarded a Good in the recent Ofsted inspection.
Small Haven School is a close community. Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and play an integral role in creating a calm, safe, and happy environment that facilitates learning and enables pupils to reach their full potential.
As a small school everyone has good knowledge of each other. This allows for excellent understanding and sharing of individual student’s academic, social and emotional needs. This, along with high staff to student ratio, enables effective differentiation and personalised learning. A culture of effective communication and reflective practice is encouraged throughout the school.
Small Haven School is registered for up to 36 students aged between 6 to 19 years across KS1-KS5, all of whom have Education, Health and Care plans.The school has a highly dedicated staff team of 20 working in our small campus. This provides a safe environment for pupils who previously may have experienced insecurity and allows them the opportunity to access their education and thrive.
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