Short Heath Federation
Lane Head Nursery, Rosedale C of E Infant School, Short Heath Junior School
LEVEL 3 Teaching Assistant, Term Time Only
32½hrs a week
Grade G5 £27,044 - £30,695 Pro-Rata to hours worked.
At Short Heath Federation, we are looking for some really special people to work in our schools with some really special children and staff. As our schools continue to grow, as our numbers increase, and as we further develop the specialisms that we offer in school for our children, we are looking to recruit more dynamic staff to join us!
We have two posts. We are looking for someone who can lead a family group at our Nursery school (of up to 13 children aged 3-4 yrs). We are also looking for someone to lead our new “twos” groups. Recent and relevant experience of working within the 2-4 age range is essential.
Applications for full or part time (daily) work will be considered.
We are in an exciting phase in our Federation’s development, as we are West Walsall’s Nurture Hub, leading in schools on developing restorative practice, active members of the attachment research community – amongst other things. Our practice is recognised as exceptional. Our staff are too. We are very much a team and working that way is important to us. It benefits everyone. Our motto, ‘Every Day, in Every Way, Everyone Matters’ explains perfectly who we are and what we do.
We have a very high proportion of children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs, both at SEN Support and with EHCPs. The highest proportion in Walsall in fact. We can only do that with highly skilled and specialist staff who care desperately about doing what’s right for our children, who will always be curious and thinking about what else could work for a child if the current strategy isn’t working, who firmly believes that children sometimes communicate their love in the most unloving of ways, and will be there for them through the great times and the harder times. That’s what they deserve – no less. We have recently opened a formal Specialist Resource Provision at one of our schools, but we operate these specialist provisions in all of our schools so that children’s needs can be met in a mainstream setting, or until a time where that is no longer appropriate for them. It’s a tough job and we have recently redesigned how we train new staff, so that no one is thrown in at the deep end.
We welcome applications from people who:
Hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification (please contact school for further advice if required)
- have GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths
- use playfulness, acceptance, curious and empathy as an approach to working with children
- have working knowledge and experience of working with children with ADHD, ASD, SLD and MLD
- love working as part of an experienced team
- are able to use their own initiative, thinking creatively
- will support children to become independent learners
- want to learn and grow in their careers
- are imaginative, energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking and can have fun with it
- believe that all barriers to learning can be overcome in some way
We can offer
- Enthusiastic, highly motivated, happy children and families!
- A strong dedicated team, who have high expectations of what our children can achieve whilst still having fun!
- A structured programme of CPD, working closely with colleagues in our federated schools.
If you can see yourself being part of our team, you can download an application pack from our website - www.shortheathfederation.org.uk . If you want more information, please contact Mrs Deb Walton, our Head of School at Lane Head Nursery School, at email@example.com. Visits are encouraged.
Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 26th February with interviews being held shortly after. Application forms should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org as a word document.
Short Heath Federation is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, keeping children safe in education and promoting British Values in school and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure check and a completed Disqualification by Association form, along with relevant pre-employment checks, including two suitable professional references.