Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Walthamstow

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Frederick Bremer SchoolWalthamstow

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: PO1 £25,560.09 - £27,139.35 Pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Position: HLTA -ASC/SEN

Salary: PO1 £25,560.09 - £27,139.35 (prorata)

Pupil Roll: 900

Pupil Age range: 11-16 yrs


Do you want to make a difference? Do you love working with children? Can you provide engaging and interactive lessons to small groups. Are you a creative, enthusiastic, energetic and committed team player? If so, we have a fantastic development opportunity for you in a supportive environment.

At Frederick Bremer we are looking for just that. Our SEN Department, noted as an Area of Excellence by Challenge Partners, is built around supporting the needs of children with both Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) as well as children with physical difficulties both within our Resourced Provision for children and across the school. The support provided by our SEN team ensure that pupils can achieve their best, irrespective of any barriers they face.

Our school is situated within the heart of Waltham Forest and has excellent transport links. Wood Street over ground is a 10 minute walk from the school, with Walthamstow Central underground a 20 minute walk away but offers an excellent bus service just outside of the station. Frederick Bremer staff have discounted access to both our local Kick Boxing Gym and Better Gym at our local leisure centre. The school is close to Stratford Westfield shopping centre and the Olympic Park. Walthamstow village also offers a vibrant, trendy setting for many restaurants.

At Frederick Bremer staff have access to comprehensive CPD programme and structured career progression routes. Teaching Assistants are often inspired to train for their teaching qualification, see recent quote “The students of FB have inspired me to go for the teaching qualification. The staff have been extremely supportive”.

The school is currently looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant that has a genuine passion for eduction and will teach small groups and support the development of other staff members as well as to assist the teacher within the classroom in differentiating and delivering lessons.

Working alongside our pupils is both exciting and rewarding; this role would suit those who are committed to ensuring a high quality education for all pupils and would be an ideal opportunity a candidate who has a long- term interest in pursuing a career in teaching. 

The post holders will work under the guidance of our SENCO and Assistant SENCOs within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups in or out of the classroom. This will include liaising with teaching staff about the needs of the pupils, supporting in the classroom. Ensuring pupils are able to access the schemes of learning and will include the management or preparation of resources or delivery of specific programmes.

The successful candidates will have relevant teaching experience, staff management experience,  qualifications and/or experience of working with children with ASC/SEN, the ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities, resilience and flexibility to respond to the varying demands of the school day and the pupils’ needs.  A commitment to CPD and training is also essential.

The successful candidates will be required to work term time plus additional days during the school holidays and/or (on occasion) at after school events.  The number of days is dependent on length of continuous service.

You are welcome to contact the SENCO, Claire Binns for any further information or to visit the provision in advance.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Check.

Please visit the school’s website www.bremer.waltham.sch.uk for further details about this post and to download an application form, job description and person specification or e-mail recruitment@bremer.waltham.sch.uk 

The closing date is at 12pm on 7th December 2018. Completed application forms should be e-mailed to recruitment@bremer.waltham.sch.uk   or posted for the attention of Nosheen Niazi. Interviews are scheduled to take place on w/c 10th December 2018.

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More about Frederick Bremer School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Siddeley Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4EY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8498 3340
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