Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only
Contract type: Permanent
Forward Education Trust - Lea Hall Academy
Telephone Number: 0121 809 0885
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join Lea Hall Academy, a brand-new purpose-built special school in Kitts Green. This brand-new Academy educates boys aged 5-14 years with complex social emotional, mental health (SEMH) needs. Lea Hall Academy is part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area.
The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting and assisting pupils with behavioural difficulties and promoting pupils social and emotional development. Some of our pupils also having other additional diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism and ODD and therefore need staff who are confident and resilient, patient and nurturing and who want to help us to support our pupils to thrive and develop into successful young people. Successful applicants will be able to contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities with teaching staff in order to plan and deliver high quality educational provision for our young people.
Forward Education Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and encourage a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment in all of our Schools.
All applicants must be qualified to NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent and be able to evidence this.
Employee Value Proposition
- teacher Pension or Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution employee Questionnaire – regular consultation and engagement improved performance and management – including appraisal and development personal and professional learning and development – including FLICK learning staff recognition – e-cards staff recognition – awards throughout the year and at a conference FET HUB – information all in one place salary sacrifice – Cycle to Work Scheme easy purchase scheme – Smart Tech with Currys (salary deduction) access to discounts from Reward Gateway and MYPerks mental Health First Aiders paid for Health Cash Plan (dependent on children included – can add your spouse/partner at your cost) access to the Thrive App – to support mental health and well being enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice occupational Health Service policies to support positive health and well-being: Family Friendly Working, Special Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause
There’s more we’d like to do – we encourage and welcome ideas.
A commitment to develop new ideas to show to our staff that they are our most important asset, and we really value what every staff colleague does for our children.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Closing date: 4 December 2023, 9:00am
Please apply online or request an application pack, or for more information. Please contact Jodie Massie at Hays
Please complete an application form and email it to email@example.com
The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date.
Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.
Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.
If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.
Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
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.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.