Eastwood Grange School, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0BA
Eastwood Grange School is a specialist day school located in the village of Ashover, near Chesterfield for boys and girls aged 5-18 years. The pupils exhibit a variety of severe and complex educational, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, which have impeded personal developmental and educational success. Many of the pupils have a number of diagnoses. Our pupils have failed in, or have been failed by, a variety of settings before coming to Eastwood Grange School. They arrive at Eastwood Grange very disengaged with education and life after having experienced many break downs and trauma.
This is an exciting time for Eastwood Grange School, due to the progressive expansion of our school and its on-site curriculum, with the aim of increasing our intake to include students with a more diverse range of special educational needs. So we are looking to appoint two versatile, resilient and committed Teaching Assistants, to support a 16 year old girl on a 2:1 basis. As part of a team, you will contribute to teacher led individual programmes of study by supporting the teaching and learning experiences, which will help to enhance this young persons learning and development. You will assist with the management of the learning environment, ensuring that any behavioural and physical occurrences are addressed. There may be a requirement to support personal care issues at certain periods of time. You will assist senior staff by contributing to the development of care and learning plans and contribute to the preparation of reports and update daily records and logs. You will maintain a professional relationship while developing a good rapport with colleagues involved in the young persons education. A nurturing personality, patience and an understanding of ASD and PDA traits would be beneficial.
Please be aware that you may be required to work off site (off site provisions).
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team, working with a unique group of young people.
Knowledge & Skills
An NVQ 2 qualification (or equivalent) which is appropriate to the teaching and learning environment of learners and young adults.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.
Eastwood Grange School
- Special needs with independent funding
- Boys school with students of age 11 - 16 years
Part of the Priory group.
Our aim is to help our students understand their problems, identify and implement ways of alleviating them and enable them to achieve their full potential.
We strive to reverse the downward spiral of failure often experience...