Teaching Assistant - Cicely Haughton School

Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 0BX
Salary £20,903 - £23,541
25 Aug 2021
17 Sep 2021
School Office
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Manor Hall Academy Trust

Cicely Haughton School

(Based at our Resource Centre ‘Cicely@Stafford’ in Stafford)

Required for November 2021

Teaching Assistant - Full Time, Permanent

Salary £20,903 - £23,541 32.5 hours


Cicely Haughton School are looking for an inspiring and imaginative Teaching Assistant who is able to support teaching to ensure that learning is fun, practical and creative.

This specific role is based at Tillington Manor Primary School in Stafford in a new but well established resource centre.  The resource centre has been devised in collaboration with local schools, the Local Authority and Manor Hall Academy Trust to meet the needs of the Stafford district and provide early intervention for pupils to enable them to develop their social and emotional skills through a Nurture based approach whilst continuing their academic learning, resulting in their mainstream placement succeeding.  The resource centre has a maximum of 8 pupils with a Teacher and two Teaching Assistants.

The provision operates for 8 sessions a week, and 2 sessions a week are utilised for supporting the pupils in their mainstream schools in the Stafford and Stone district, and professional development at Cicely Haughton.

The resource centre opened in January 2020, and we have seen successful pupil reintegration and positive relationships with local schools being established.

The post involves supporting pupils within class groups under the line management of Teachers.  Your job overview confirms you will assume responsibility for classes in the occasional absence of teachers.  Previous experience in a school would be an advantage but the successful candidate will have excellent levels of support and supervision.  Staff with a sense of humour, a high level of resilience and capable of maintaining high standards will find the job both stimulating and rewarding.

Staff need to present as excellent role models and through interacting positively with children assist in developing their self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence i.e. qualities they need to play a positive role in their home communities.

Your approach and qualities are equally as important as your experience. Previous SEN experience is not necessary as relevant training will be provided. Our priority is to appoint outstanding practitioners who will make a positive contribution to the team. Please state clearly in your application your strengths and areas of expertise. Whoever you are, you will be committed to promoting the joy of learning and the best educational opportunities for all pupils.

Manor Hall Academy Trust operates an inclusive ethos, and our trustees offer strong leadership to the academy and are committed to honest self-evaluation and continual improvement. They have a wide range of skills and provide challenge and support in equal measure.

Please note that references will be sought prior to interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Informal discussions with the Executive Headteacher are welcomed.  Please contact Paul Spreadbury directly on 07854650824

Please apply online.

Alternatively, application packs are available from the school, by contacting the school office, on 01782 550202 or by e-mailing jkeates@cicely.manorhall.academy.  Completed application forms can be sent directly to the school, for the attention of Mrs Jackie Keates, Office Manager at jkeates@cicely.manorhall.academy or the school’s address.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 17th September 2021

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 20th September 2021,

Cicely Haughton School, Westwood Manor, Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, ST9 0BX
Tel: 01782 550202
Email:  jkeates@cicely.manorhall.academy 
Executive Headteacher: Paul Spreadbury

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