Acorns Specialist Provision, Bishops Castle
Part of the Woodlands Centre
Teaching Assistant (Level 3) Grade 6 SCP 18 – 21 £18,870 - £20,541
Permanent, 32 hours per week, Term time only
Required December 2018
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Teaching Assistant to join our specialist primary provision in Bishops Castle, a town on the South Shropshire borders of England and Wales. Acorns in Bishops Castle is a special school for pupils who have social, emotional, mental health and additional needs – including pupils on the autistic spectrum. Under the guidance of the teaching staff, your role will be to implement agreed work / health / care / support programmes with individuals or groups, in and out of the classroom. You will work in the main with a small group of SEMH pupils requiring detailed and specialist support in order for them to fully access the curriculum. Flexibility is important in the role as the teaching assistant will need to work across all areas of the curriculum. This post is specifically to support pupils in their learning and social development at Acorns provision, which caters for pupils in Key Stage 2 and also occasionally Y7 whilst in transition to other specialist provision. Our provision is predominantly boys, so an interest in sports and outdoor activities would be a distinct advantage!
All candidates are encouraged to visit Acorns so that you can get a clear picture of the nature and ethos of this nurturing provision. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
For information regarding post and application pack please go to our website http://www.woodlandscentre.org/vacancies/ or contact the admin team on 01939 232372 where they will arrange for you to meet with Holly Wainwright (Teacher-in-Charge, Acorns Bishops Castle).
Closing Date: Thursday 18th October 2018
Interview Date: Tuesday 23rd October 2018