Teaching Assistant, Derbyshire

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Longdon Park SchoolDerbyshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Longdon Park School opened in June 2015. We are a co-educational day school catering for pupils aged 7-18 with complex educational needs, communication difficulties, challenging behaviour primarily with a diagnosis of ASD. Recently judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ we provide a therapeutic, supportive and inclusive learning environment where our young people learn to accept responsibility for their actions, make positive decisions and display pro-social behaviour. We are committed to raising achievement and enabling pupils to recognise their potential and supporting them through a personalised, engaging curriculum. Our priority is to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to make a manageable and smooth transition to the next life stage. 

We require a Teaching Assistant with relevant qualifications and experience to work across the Key Stage 3/4 age range. The successful candidate will support access to learning for students and to provide general support to the class teacher and other education staff in the management of pupils and the learning environment.  Work may sometimes be carried out outside the main teaching area including off site locations. It would be an advantage to have experience in planning and leading parts of lessons within the classroom setting.  The ability to contribute to the development of our growing school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. 

We are looking for an outstanding individual who is able to help re engage the young people that we serve. Experience in working with pupils who have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder would be an advantage. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. 

Nyree Parker, Head of School, would welcome an informal discussion by telephone or in person.  

This position is due to commence September 2017 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).   Please contact Sarah Malkin, School Administrator, for further details/application form by email: sarah.malkin@longdonparkschool.co.uk or telephone 01283 733195

Closing Date: Monday 14 August 2017 (interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 August 2017)

Longdon Park School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.   All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS check.

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More about Longdon Park School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Park Hill, Hilton Road, Egginton, Derbyshire, DE65 6GU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1543 491051
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Longdon Park School provides an all-round outstanding learning experience for vulnerable children, enabling them to overcome previous setbacks through a disrupted education.

The school enables each pupil to find success through a personal and individ...