1 : 1 Teaching Assistant, Gloucestershire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Alderman Knight SchoolGloucestershire

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP/ Sept 19
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 6 (old G) 15 to 20
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Alderman Knight School

Appointment for September 2019

Date Posted: Wednesday 10th July 2019

School:          Alderman Knight Special School

Address:        Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ


Tel/ FAX         01684 295639

Email:             cjones@aldermanknight.gloucs.sch.uk

Post Title – 1-1 Teaching Assistant 

Grade – Sept 2019 Grade 6 (old G) 15 to 20

Hours – 30 hours per week, term-time only

Contract – Fixed Term to 31st August 2020 in the first instance

Closing date – Wednesday 24th July 2019

Interview date – Tuesday 30th July 2019

Start date – ASAP/ Sept 19 

Our School

Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ school (January 2019) catering for children between 5 and 19 who have a range of complex needs that impact on their learning. This includes Autism, social communication, emotional and speech and language needs. A small minority have more severe learning difficulties. 

Pupils’ have a wide attainment range. In the primary phase the majority of the pupils are working within P levels and KS 1 expectations. However, across the secondary phase, attainment can range from Y1 to KS3 expectations and pupils achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Some students in KS5 have the opportunity to study Level 3 qualifications within the neighbouring secondary school.

Unlike the majority of special schools, we offer a mainstream model in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 with state-of-the-art specialist classrooms. Our Post-16 provision is a recent addition to the school, starting in September 2016. 

What We Can Offer

The school is located just off Junction 9 of the M5. Both the main school building and the Post-16 Centre are new, attractive and spacious buildings being built in 2013 and 2017 respectively. The learning and working environments are second to none. In addition, the school can offer:

- Local authority pension

- Access to a small on-site gym

- Mentoring for new/existing teachers

- Extensive CPD opportunities

- Opportunities for development and progression

- A challenging but positive and enormously rewarding work place

What We Are Looking For

Applications are invited from dedicated, experienced, confident and proficient candidates to join AKS within a strong team of Teaching Assistants. We are looking for candidates with experience supporting the learning of children with a range of special educational needs and with a working knowledge of the national curriculum. The successful candidates will also have a good understanding of the factors influencing how children learn.

The Role

The post will form part of a team of Teaching Assistants assigned across the school may include Post-16 depending on strengths and experience. In carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively teaching assistants will provide focused support for pupils, teachers, the curriculum and the school.

Next Steps

Please note that if you decide to apply for a post with us we would like you to complete the standard TES application form and Supporting Statement. You will need to set up an account with TES do this, and then follow the online instructions. Please ensure your supporting statement highlights clearly your areas of strength and why you are applying for a post at our school.

Please note Alderman Knight is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts will be subject to a DBS check and receipt of two references prior to interview.

For further details please see school website www.aldermanknight.gloucs.sch.uk and/ or email lkane@aldermanknight.gloucs.sch.uk  

More about Alderman Knight School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1684 295639