Teaching Assistant, Sheffield

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Brantwood Specialist SchoolSheffield

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Grade 5: Full Time Equivalent £20,467 - £22,172 dependent on experience. Approximate Salary for 40 weeks £15,744 - £17,056 per annum (including holiday pay)
Contract term: Permanent

Brantwood Specialist School

Brantwood Specialist School is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ruskin Mill Trust and offers a unique, holistic and pupil-centred approach to the education and care of 7-19 year olds who have not succeeded in mainstream provision.  The school provides an educational experience based on the National and Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, embedding the RMT practical skills therapeutic educational curriculum with accredited qualifications.

Applications are invited for the following post, based at Brantwood Specialist School, Sheffield.

Teaching Assistant

40 Hours per week, 40 weeks per year

Grade 5: Full Time Equivalent £20,467 - £22,172 dependent on experience.

Approximate Salary for 40 weeks £15,744 - £17,056 per annum (including holiday pay)

The key duties of this role will include:

· To help students adjust to their new settings, recognise signs of distress and offer reassurance, and to promote and encourage the acceptance and inclusion of all pupils within the classroom and school; thereby, developing and reinforcing pupils’ self esteem.

· Experience of working with learners with learning difficulties and/ or learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

· To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the Teacher.

· To supervise and support students to ensure their safety and access to learning and facilitate students’ physical, emotional and educational development.

· To establish and promote supportive and productive relationships with students: acting as a role model and being aware of, and responding appropriately to, individual needs.

The criteria required to undertake this position successfully include:

  • Experience of managing challenging      behaviour and developed appropriate strategies.
  • Special Educational Needs training.
  • Experience of working with children/young people with learning difficulties      and/or learning disabilities and special educational needs.
  • Experience of organising, and helping children and young      people to participate in, practical and experiential activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting of      pupils’ progress.
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy      (e.g.GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent).
  • Desirable to have NVQ 2 in Supporting      Teaching and Learning in Schools (or equivalent).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 28th September 2018

Brantwood Independent Specialist School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Brantwood Independent Specialist School is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.


To request an application pack, or for further information, please look on the Trust’s website www.rmt.org/jobs or contact Tracey Marshall, Department of Human Resources, Freeman College, Sterling Works, 88 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NG. Telephone 0114 252 5978 or email tracey.marshall@rmt.org to whom fully completed applications must be returned.

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More about Brantwood Specialist School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 19 years
Address: 1 Kenwood Bank, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S7 1NU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 258 9062