Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Location
Kingsbury Academy, Coundon, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 1PJ
Salary
£21,269-£27,514 Pro rata, £16,558-£21,420 Actual
Posted
12 May 2022
Closes
09 Jun 2022
Contact
Tanya Williams
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Term time
Hours
Full-Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant position. To apply you will need to be an experienced SEN practitioner. You must show a talent for dealing with challenging behaviour and demonstrate effective teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom. You will have a good level of resilience whilst at work, be able to work closely with the class teacher and other colleagues to ensure a positive learning environment for all pupils. You will have a good understanding of the functions of behaviour and have a range of positive strategies to employ within the classroom.


As a Level 3 Teaching Assistant, you will work closely alongside the class teacher and other classroom staff in order to support the learners in a constructive and positive learning environment, both inside the classroom and around the setting. You will provide support and guidance to other Teaching Assistants where necessary.


Our core school values are: Respectful, safe, aspirational and belonging.


As Level 3 Teaching Assistant you will demonstrate support for, and promote, the values, ethos and aims of the school.


These positions require you to be experienced in supporting pupils and young adults with challenging behaviours and complex learning needs.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A varied knowledge of the national curriculum and basic classroom learning strategies.
  • A secure understanding of Special needs and knowledge of a variety of strategies to successfully support their communication, independence and learning.
  • The ability to apply positive and suitable behaviour management strategies when dealing with challenging/high-risk behaviour.
  • The ability to build trust-worthy relationships, both with learners/ young adults and staff within a team.
  • Substantial experience of working in a SEN school environment
  • Level 3 or higher Teaching Assistant qualification
  • GCSE English and Maths (Grade A-C or equivalent)

You will be a caring and empathetic person who is sensitive to the needs of children with SEND. You will be good at building relationships and work well in a team to engage pupils effectively. You will need emotional resilience and the ability to support children with their challenging behaviour. You will be committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people.

Our support staff are heavily involved in:

  • The development of a communication-based/sensory curriculum that is appropriate in content and structure for pupils with severe/complex learning difficulties
  • Establishing curriculum differentiation to support access for pupils with severe/complex learning difficulties
  • The development of early communication
  • Building up evidence portfolios and teaching and learning resources
  • Supporting pupils to regulate their behaviour

Application forms and further details can be downloaded via the Thrive Education Partnership or Kingsbury Academy websites or requested from enquiry@kingsbury.thrive.ac

Completed forms should be sent by email to recruitment@kingsbury.thrive.ac

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role Kingsbury Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.

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