We are expanding our very successful provision for secondary aged students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. This new provision is opening as part of The Forest Academy in September 2018. Our students will work within the provision on the main school site and in the mainstream school. Students are also involved in a range of social and extra-curricular activities with their mainstream peers.
We are seeking to recruit two passionate and enthusiastic teaching assistants. You will need to be flexible, possess a variety of skills and be willing to undertake a variety of activities with our students.
The successful candidates will have:
- Experience of students with special needs
- The ability to support students in a variety of mainstream lessons
- Provide in class support in the provision
- Knowledge of Autism and communication difficulties or a commitment to training
About Beacon Communication School
The Beacon Communication School (BCS) is a specialist provision for secondary aged students with Social Communication Difficulties including Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
We currently have 60 students on roll and a staff of 30 at BCS at Beal High School and are now expanding the provision to The Forest Academy opening for year 7 and year 12 students in September 2018.
- Provide an Autism friendly environment where our students are happy and stimulated.
- Enable students to access mainstream opportunities appropriate to their educational and emotional needs.
- Establish awareness in the wider school community so that our students are valued and included in the wider community.
- Offer a broad, balanced curriculum that is Autism friendly and emphasises communication, social skills, autonomy and self-advocacy to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Classes in the BCS provision are small and usually have between 6 and 8 students.
All students access mainstream lessons and a focus on developing independence and inclusion in the school community is a key part of the BCS vision for its students.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents available from our website must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
An Enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.
Further information and an application form can be found below.
Please forward your electronic applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.