Aspiring Teachers / Special Needs Teaching Assistant, Southwark

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Redriff Primary City of London AcademySouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade JE2, point 862. Actual annual salary is £15009
Contract term: Permanent

Would you like to join an exciting and enthusiastic primary school that is accredited by the National Autistic Society?

 Would you like to work with a highly skilled team that provides outstanding education to its children and invests in their staff?

Would you like to provide care and support in teaching for some fantastic children in our resource base for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions; or work with children with complex needs in mainstream provision?

Are you someone who provides the highest possible standards of support to enable children with complex needs to access participate and achieve fully in school and community life?

We are looking for someone with experience or an interest in:

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Language impairment, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment
  • Learning difficulties

Redriff Primary School (City of London Academy) is an outstanding school that has been recently accredited by the national autistic society and is a leading centre of excellence for autism. We are looking for Teaching Assistants with a background, experience or an interest in working with children with Autism or other complex needs in a resource base or in mainstream classrooms. You will support children’s learning needs, social inclusion and independence. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic self-motivated and respond well to the needs of the children.

You will work closely in a collaborative team led by the SENCO and receive a full induction and detailed training programme. We are an enthusiastic and friendly team and part of an outstanding school. These posts are suitable for those pursuing a career in working with children and families, aspiring teachers or future school direct candidates.  

Starting salary will be on City of London Academies Trust payscale grade JE2, point 862.  Actual annual salary is £15009

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a C grade in GCSE Maths and English and good IT skills. Although not required, it is beneficial to have experience of working with children with Autism or other related needs. 

A qualification in working with children, especially those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is desirable but not essential. He/she will be eager to apply evidence-based practice approaches and support the school’s achievement of various national accreditation programmes. 

If you are interested in an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jack Gibbs on 020 7237 4272 or via email at senco@redriff.southwark.sch.uk . For more information about the school and to download an application pack, please see our website www.redriff.southwark.sch.co.uk   

Redriff Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Closing date for applications:  17th July 2019

Interviews will take place:  18th July 2019



More about Redriff Primary City of London Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London, London, SE16 5LQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 72374272
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