Teaching Assistant, Norfolk

Closing date:

OneSchool Global UK Swaffham CampusNorfolk

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,000pa
Contract term: Permanent

OneSchool Global UK is part of the One School global network, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9,000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods such as Self-Directed Learning. 

Due to stable growth, our Swaffham Campus are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant on a full time, permanent basis (TTO) to support our students with SEND across KS2 to KS5. You will support their learning in class and in small group settings within a Self-Directed Learning philosophy. You will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. 

Our schools offer achievement, opportunity and professional challenge to our students within a supportive environment. The students have a passion and desire to excel in learning. We are looking for conscientious and hard-working individuals who are passionate about education, pay meticulous attention to detail and who wish to maintain our environment to the highest standard. Our goal is to become a leading-edge school in every aspect.

Key Responsibilities:

• To provide in class support to SEND students under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator

• Organise and manage all necessary resources and an appropriate learning environment

• Assess, manage and deliver learning support to SEND students using knowledge and specialist skills

• To act as a Key Worker for identified pupils, regularly liaising with parents and staff to ensure progress against Learning Plan targets

• To work closely with allocated pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and progress through the development of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities through support of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge

• To build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently and be concerned for their development as learners, supporting them and responding to their individual needs

• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies

• Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence

• To be familiar with the school curriculum, the age-related expectations of pupils and main teaching methods for age ranges in which you are involved

You will:

• Ideally be qualified (NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent), or have a good working knowledge in meeting Teaching Assistant standards

• Be able to adapt to each child and their specific needs either on a 1-2-1 or small group basis

• Have a calm, soft and considerate approach when building rapport with each child

• Be able to use ICT effectively to support learning

• Have a full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation

• Have an understanding of special education needs as defined in the SEN Code of Practice

• Be an enthusiastic and supportive individual who enjoys working with young people

• Respect the school’s ethos, aims and values

We offer:

• Students who are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a love of learning

• The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students

• Excellent premises and well-equipped classrooms providing a modern and technologically advanced learning environment for students 

• Supportive Trustees who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals

• Dedicated and talented specialist staff who work together to continually build upon our high standards

• On-going CPD with support from our Teacher Training Academy - our innovative skills centre which is driving progress in learning and teaching throughout OneSchool Global UK

For more information about OneSchool Global UK or specific information relating to our Campus please visit http://www.oneschoolglobal.com or follow us on LinkedIn at OneSchool Global UK.

For an informal discussion please contact Melissa Podlaski on 0330 055 5600 or email flt.recruit@focus-school.com for an application pack.

Closing Date for application forms: Monday 2nd September 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing: 9th September 2019


OneSchool Global UK Swaffham Campus is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Charity No. 1181301

More about OneSchool Global UK Swaffham Campus
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Turbine Way, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7XD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1760 336939
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