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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Woodsetton School, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands
19627.09 - 20.403.78 + Sen Allowance (£1931)
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Woodsetton School is a warm and friendly school for primary age pupils with moderate and complex cognition and learning difficulties and/or speech, language and communication difficulties. Pupils often join us with a wide range of different needs, and bring a wonderful mix of interests and personalities to our school.

We aim to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children and adults feel safe and valued, and are actively encouraged and supported to achieve the very best they can.

Location: Woodsetton School            Position: Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Contract: 32.5 hrs per week / Fixed Term until August 2025        Salary: Grade 3

Start Date: June 2024

The Governors are looking to appoint an outstanding teaching assistant who is caring, highly motivated and passionate about making a difference and helping to improve the learning opportunities for our children.

We are looking for someone who:

- Is a highly effective team player (ideally with experience of working with SEN children)

- Enjoys supporting children and strives for excellence and enjoyment

- Actively supports teaching staff to raise standards

- Believes that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their true potential

- Is committed to the safety and well being of all pupils

- Has excellent interpersonal, organisation, communication and time management skills

- Will adhere to and support whole school policies and practices

Further discussion with the Headteacher is encouraged via telephone or email.

Closing date: 20th May 2024

Interview date: 23rd May 2024 (TBC)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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Teaching Assistant Level 2 - JD & PS.pdf


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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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