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£21,269p.a.to £27,514p.a. (actual salary £16,507p.a. to £21,354p.a.)
Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only
Contract Type: Permanent
Cockshut Hill School
Telephone Number: 0121 289 5900
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Start Date: September 2022
Cockshut Hill School is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in the role of Teaching Assistant. Working under the instruction/guidance of the SENCO, senior leadership team and in collaboration with teaching staff to support the delivery of quality learning, teaching and assessment to help raise standards of achievement for all students.
To be considered for this post you must hold an NVQ Level 3 qualification (minimum entry requirement) and ideally have some experience in working with children. You must be an individual who has the skills and passion to positively impact on our pupils. You must also possess the commitment, enthusiasm, and energy to inspire them every day. You must
show your ability to communicate clearly and interact well with pupils and teachers alike in a culture built on the values of mutual trust and respect.
As a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting teaching primarily in our Teaching and Learning Resource Base.
Working alongside the class teacher you will supervise outside-class learning from pupils who have been identified as needing extra support or intervention.
It would be advantageous if candidates could demonstrate the following:
• experience of supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs including autism
• experience of working with pupils with cognition and learning needs thereby able to collaborate with teachers to differentiate / scaffold learning tasks and activities for pupils working significantly below age related expectations
• an understanding of pupils sensory differences
• experience of helping pupils to understand and regulate their emotional responses and develop a greater sense of self-awareness, independence, and resilience
• working knowledge of a range of interventions and approaches to enhance literacy and numeracy development
• maths specialism
About our school
Cockshut Hill School is part of the Summit Learning Trust comprising Cockshut Hill, Lyndon School, Ninestiles, an Academy, four primary schools and the Solihull Sixth Form College. Our trust’s Professional Learning Institute offers all of our staff opportunities to collaborate with great educators from across our sector. Our school provides a friendly and supportive working environment, valuing each and every individual. We are committed to providing our students with the best education they need to become confident, articulate, and successful adults in the future. We have a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents, carers, and students to secure the needs of all learners. We are one of the few schools in Birmingham to receive The Rights Respecting Schools, UNICEF UK Gold Award, for successfully embedding children’s rights throughout the school in our practices and ethos. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.
This is an exciting time for our school as we strive to improve and are proud of our commitment to teaching and learning - our school motto is ‘Nothing But the Best’.
About the Trust
Why work for us?
The Trust offers:
• a strong focus on staff care and wellbeing
• high quality training and support in and across academies
• a clear career pathway
• employee assistance programme
• employee discount schemes
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.
Closing Date: 1 July 2022, 9am
For a full description of the role, person specification and an application form, please see the accompanying documents. For an application form and further information about all our current vacancies please visit the trust website
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 8 July 2022.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.