Teaching Assistant 1:1 (Horton Lodge Special School)

Horton Lodge Special School, Rudyard, Leek
POINTS 3 - 4 £18,562 - £18,933 FTE (To Pro-Rata & Term Time Only )
13 Sep 2021
20 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

Horton Lodge School is looking to appoint an exceptional Teaching Assistant to join our strong and dedicated team.

We are a Local Authority Special School for children aged 2-11years with physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. Our students have a range of complex learning needs including cognitive, physical, sensory, emotional and health related disabilities. The post involves supporting a pupil on a 1:1 basis to achieve their potential in their learning, physical, independence and social skills as well as supporting the class as a whole.

The successful candidate will truly hold the pupil’s well-being and learning at the centre of all they do, have good interpersonal skills, high standards and expectations and an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people with disabilities. Experience of supporting pupils with complex communication needs and the use of alternative and augmentative communication systems would be advantageous however the successful candidate will receive high levels of support and a thorough induction.

A commitment to undertake training and implement new initiatives is required.

We can offer the opportunity to work in a successful multi-disciplinary team, a commitment to continued professional development, enthusiastic and inspirational pupils.

The successful candidate will undertake duties detailed in Teaching Assistant Job Profile AA6959 at Grade 3 term time only (SCP 3 – 4, £18,562 - £18,933 Full Time Equivalent) to start as soon as possible.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Headteacher, Lucy Bloor, headteacher@hortonlodge.staffs.sch.uk, to discuss their application and gain an appreciation of this opportunity.

Application packs are available online at WM Jobs or from the school. Further details of the post can be requested by email to office@hortonlodge.staffs.sch.uk or by calling the school office on 01538 306214. Your application should consist of an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form and an accompanying letter (no more than an A4 page) detailing your skills, knowledge, suitability and experience in relation to the job description and person specification.

Horton Lodge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; applicants will therefore be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: Monday 20th September 2021, 9 AM

Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd and / or Thursday 23rd September 2021

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