Teaching Assistant, Leicestershire

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The Grange Therapeutic SchoolLeicestershire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 16,284.22
Contract term: Permanent

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or social, emotional and mental health difficulties, from age 8-18 years. We are a small school with up to 85 pupils and have a mixture of day and residential pupils.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to support students in the development of their key skills, core skills and to encourage their achievement and personal development through learning.

The Grange Therapeutic School is part of the Acorn Care and Education Group who can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Location: Knossington, LE15 8LY

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £16,284.22 per annum 

Key responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the teachers support pupils in class groups and on an individual basis to meet their learning goals and to develop their knowledge and skills
  • On a planned and responsive basis provide personal support and encouragement to pupils to help in the development of literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Assist the planning and implementation of school reading programmes
  • Assist in the preparation of classroom and other learning activities by photocopying, preparation of teaching aids, classroom materials and ensuring that resources and displays are effectively used to support pupils in class groups
  • On a planned and responsive basis provide personal support and encouragement to pupils to help in the development of their literacy and communication skills
  • Duties include assisting in the organisation of school trips, supervising break and lunch periods on a timetabled basis, supporting the effective implementation of the school behaviour policy, and providing support to pupils in accordance with individual needs and programmes identified through counselling and pastoral process.

THE CANDIDATE: The suitability for this position will be dependent on the person who applies – it is imperative that the candidate aligns with the School’s culture and can bond and engage with the pupils above all else. However, there is a set of essential criteria that must be met in order to qualify for this position:

Essential Criteria

  • Must have a GCSE (A*–C) in both English and Maths or equivalent
  • Due to the location of the role it is essential that you have a driving licence or a guaranteed way of getting to and from work – there are no public transport routes here
  • Must be able to satisfy DBS requirements in respect of working with children.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience within an education or care setting would be beneficial
  • Proficient with use of ICT
  • Experience with reading programmes would be beneficial
  • A Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Experience with young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

NOTE: Please read through the above job description and give clear examples of how you meet the criteria in your application form. Please ensure that the application is completed in full, and signed to prevent it being returned to you. All gaps in your employment history should be explained in as much detail as possible, even if you were unemployed for a specific time period. CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form and references will be sought prior to interview if you are shortlisted.

Please contact Lisa Crosby, School Administrator, with any queries on 01664 454264 or email lcrosby@knossington.rutland.sch.uk. For further information about The Grange Therapeutic School please visit: www.thegrangetherapeuticschool.co.uk

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 17 years
Address: 15-17 Somerby Road, Knossington, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1664 454264
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In its stunning country setting The Grange day and 38 week residential school offers a holistic therapeutic approach in its teaching and environment.

Small class sizes and an onsite therapy team help pupils re-engage in education through traditional ...