Level 3 Teaching Assistant with Safeguarding Responsibilities, Sheffield

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Parkwood E- ACT AcademySheffield
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: SCP 10-16 £20,751.00 - £23,369.00 per annum (pro rata £12,768.81 - 14,379.76)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Safeguarding Responsibilities to start at the academy as soon as possible.  You will work 3 days per week a Level 3 Teaching Assistant and 1 day per week with Safeguarding Responsibilities.  

You will work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom.  This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.  Staff may also supervise whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers.  The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils 
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes  
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom 
  • To have a thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, including the reporting of all concerns to relevant contacts within the Academy and to ensure all other members of the academy adhere to these expectations
  • To work closely as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary role supporting attendance and the emotional welfare of all students in the academy.

For a full description of the role please see the job description and person specification. 

Parkwood E-ACT Academy

A forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

Come join our team

  • Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:
  • One that takes great pride in providing ‘a culture that places the individual child at its heart’ and a ‘school community that works together to secure improvement.’ We want every child and staff member to stand out from the crowd and feel proud as part of our exciting journey towards achieving world-class status
  • In a state of the art new building built in April 2012, we are privileged enough to work in an academy which offers both a modern and practical learning environment, along with locally unrivalled, inspiring surroundings for both staff and students alike.
  • A “high energy” and rewarding place to work and our staff make daily positive impact upon our learners. We have a strong belief that if students enjoy learning and are equipped with the tools to succeed, then they will achieve at the highest level.
  • Ofsted good rated in both 2014 and 2018, Parkwood students are noted as making strong progress from their starting points despite joining the academy typically below the national average for attainment. Furthermore, disadvantaged students and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making swift progress
  • improvement leaving the regional team to pick up time-consuming operational work

Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 29 academies across the length and breadth of England.

Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.

In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.

How to apply

  • The closing date for this post is Monday 27 January 2020 at 12pm 
  • Interviews are planned for w/c 03 February 2020 

Please note: CV’s are accepted – you will be asked to complete a short application form if shortlisted for interview. 

Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities forms.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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