Teaching Assistant, Sunderland

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Ashbrooke SchoolSunderland
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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,807 - £17,772 + SSA £1239
Contract term: Permanent

Level 2 NJC 11 - 13 (£15,807 - £16,491) + SSA £1239 + Outstanding benefits package 


Level 3 NJC 14 - 17 (£16,781 - £17,772) + SSA £1239 + Outstanding benefits package

Ashbrooke School, Sunderland

As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll have a key role to play in the development of our pupils. We cater for students with special educational needs, which means they need more help than most. You’ll work with individuals, groups and classes, helping children learn and develop. Working to boost their self-esteem and encourage acceptance from others, you’ll also support the teacher by monitoring pupils’ work. If your skills are well developed, you could take on more duties, such as helping with planning meetings, working without supervision and liaising with teachers to devise complementary learning activities.

With your previous experience in a Teaching Assistant role, you’ll have up-to-date knowledge of welfare and safety practice within education. You’ll also have the ability to work to specific goals with children, and a gift for building relationships with staff and pupils alike. Emotionally resilient and able to motivate students, you’ll enjoy being part of a team but work well independently too. Please note that you may be expected to attend meetings outside normal school hours.

Like all Witherslack Group schools, Ashbrooke School will offer state-of-the-art learning resources and well equipped environments. The school will be housed in the Former Sunderland High Primary School building, a purpose built property with great facilities including a full size sports hall, separate school hall, MUGA etc.

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our aspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re creating life opportunities where none existed before.

We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, full school holidays (including bank holidays), Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Kia preferential Affinity Scheme, Merlin Entertainment discounts, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers. Witherslack covers DBS Enhanced check costs to all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role please call Hazel Pepper, Senior Administrator on 0191 607 5610.

Closing Date:     Thursday 31st August 2017

Interviews:         September 2017

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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