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Primary SEND Teaching Assistant

Wren Primary Academy FinchleyBarnet

Do you have the passion and skills to be part of our school team, creating an inspiring and nurturing environment for our children? This is an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to be part of something incredibly special as we are a new school, expanding each year.

We are seeking to appoint two dedicated teaching assistants, for working 1:1 with a Reception or Year 4 student. Both students are diagnosed with Autism. The Reception child needs support to develop her understanding of language but responds really well to routine and visual timetables. The Year 4 student requires someone who is calm and nurturing but also able to hold firm boundaries and differentiate the curriculum appropriately to support his needs.

The primary phase of Wren Academy opened in September 2015 with the Early Years Foundation Stage classes. Through the addition of a cohort of children each year, we will grow into a two-form entry primary school, joining our successful and outstanding secondary school. Located in the London Borough of Barnet, Wren Academy is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. In September 2020, we now have our first Year 5 year group.

The successful applicants must have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills and be able to support students in reaching their full potential. Experience of EYFS, an NVQ level 2 /3, or equivalent, and a first aid certificate would be an advantage, though by no means essential. We are also looking for people who have experience or training with children with behavioural difficulties and/or speech and language delays.

At Wren Academy we are always looking at ways to develop our staff. If you have a degree and hold aspirations of becoming a teacher in the future, this could be an excellent opportunity for you. Successful teaching assistants would be encouraged to apply for the Schools Direct programme after gaining experience as a teaching assistant here at Wren.

The detailed Job Description, additional information about the Academy and the application form are available from our website, We do  not accept CVs. 

Closing date: Noon, Monday 25 January 2021, however, we will review applications as they are received.

Interview date: Friday 29 January 2021

Wren Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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