Teaching Assistant, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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Bushey Meads SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: October 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: APT&C Point 14 + fringe (£17,681pa + £857pa), paid pro-rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

 Are you a calm, confident, reliable person with a ‘can-do’ attitude?

Can you work as part of a dedicated team to support the inclusion of students with a range of physical and learning needs?

Are you committed to enabling all young people to achieve their maximum potential?

If so, you might be just what we are looking for! We want to appoint ‘Teaching Assistants’ from October 2018 to join a strong and dedicated team of support staff in our SEN department. 

Bushey Meads School provides education for the full ability range of children, including students with varying degrees of physical impairment. The successful candidates will have a varied range of responsibilities, including classroom, general welfare and attention to students’ physical needs. Bushey Meads School strives to ensure that individual needs, interests and abilities are recognised and met. The school works hard to encourage all students to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices with confidence regardless of any additional emotional or physical needs they might have.

There is more than one position available, working either 31.75 or 33.00 hours per week (excluding unpaid breaks), term time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days. The posts are fixed term contracts until 31st August 2019 in the first instance. The salary is APT & C Point 14 plus London Fringe (currently £17,681p.a. + £857p.a.), paid pro rata for the hours worked. Please note: some of the posts available include personal care duties for students.

Bushey Meads School is part of the growing Bushey St James Trust and is a great place to work. The school is ranked as the 5th most popular school in Hertfordshire (School Guru) with its popularity still rising. We have strong links with local primary schools where good practice and ideas are shared across the Trust. Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by and local bus routes are only a short walk. 

Heavily subsidised childcare is offered as a package with all posts within Bushey St James Trust (BSJT) from September 2018. For more information about the BSJT Little Gems Day Care Nursery please contact Rachael Coombs, BSJT Business Manager, through the HR Team on 020 8955 8833.

Applicants should be educated to post 16 level or above and have a high degree of common sense. Experience of working with young people is desirable but the willingness to undertake suitable training is essential.

Full details of the vacancy can be found on our website www.busheymeads.org.uk along with further information about the school. Alternatively, please contact the HR Team on 020 8955 8833.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a completed application form along with a covering letter, addressed to Mr J Turner, Executive Principal. Completed application forms should be returned to the school by post or by email to: vacancies@busheymeads.org.uk.  Please note that CV’s alone and late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date for applications:  Monday 24th September 2018 (midday)

Interviews: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We adhere to stringent recruitment procedures and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 4PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8950 3000
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Bushey Meads School is part of the highly successful Bushey St James Trust; a growing Multi Academy Trust in leafy Bushey, Hertfordshire. Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by, bus routes are only a short walk...