Teaching and Learning Assistant (Secondary), Northampton

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Wootton Park SchoolNorthampton

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: D10/TA2
Contract term: Permanent

Wootton Park School (WPS) is seeking to appoint an inspirational full time Teaching and Learning Assistant to join our current talented team of TAs.

Under the direction of the SENCo, the Learning Development Department (LDD) aims to increase whole-school and community awareness of the importance of quality and equality of opportunity for all students, regardless of ability or disability. We believe that the circumstances and environment in which a child learns can have a direct influence on their success. 

The position will focus on working with learners with a range of learning, social and emotional needs and will require the candidate to work with colleagues and learners in a variety of curriculum areas. The role will involve working within whole classes, with small groups and on a 1:1 basis to develop effective learning, promote positive behaviour and emotional well-being, and encourage independence. 

The position requires enthusiasm, team work, motivation and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Suitable candidates will have experience of the school environment or of working with young people. An understanding of the varying needs of individuals would be an advantage.

WPS opened in 2016 with two Reception and four Year 7 classes. In the 2017/2018 academic year, WPS has grown to include two Year 1 classes and four Year 8 classes. Currently a small school, we will grow exponentially year on year and are in the exciting stages of planning and building our new £20 million school premises facilities which will be completed in 2019/2020, ready for when WPS reaches its full capacity of 1,260 learners. As our school grows, so too does the need for high quality teaching support staff. We are looking to build our committed and passionate team in line with our growing school.

Wootton Park School offers a first-rate and unique learning environment, ensuring high levels of academic achievement and personal development for all, while promoting the value of public service and building a stronger society. As an all-through (4-19) school, we believe this brings a significant number of benefits for learners and staff, and we seek staff who share this vision with us.

Whilst an Ofsted report is not yet available since our first inspection has not yet taken place, we have huge ambition for our school and will be outstanding in all aspects. A recent DfE monitoring inspection held in October 2017 provided the following positive comments: 

“The senior leaders and staff work hard with high morale and talent to provide excellent opportunities for learning in lessons and beyond”.

“The school is truly innovative”.

“The pupils are confident, self-assured learners”.

If you are inspired by this exceptional opportunity to join us at this early stage of our journey to excellence, we want to hear from you.   

Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure.  

Wootton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. 

Application closing date: 19th February 2018, noon.

Interview date: The week following application closing date.

Wootton Park School reserve the right to close before the deadline on receipt of sufficient applications.  

For further details, please either go to the school website http://www.woottonparkschool.org.uk or email Ellie Lavelle, Human Resources Officer at  hrservices@woottonparkschool.org.uk.

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More about Wootton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wootton Hall Park, Wootton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 931139
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