SEN Teaching Assistant
Job Start: September 2017
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 12th July 2017
Contract type: Full time, 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (38 term time weeks + 1 week)
Contract term: Permanent
We are looking for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join Stratford School academy to work as part of the SEN department.
As an SEN Teaching Assistant, your duties will include supporting students on a one to one basis in all lessons, tailoring lesson plans to your key student’s needs and academic abilities, working closely with the Teacher in order to offer the best support to the child, attending meetings with the SENCo and Occupational Therapists and working towards Educational Healthcare Plans to ensure the child meets targets set. You will also be required to support groups of children within the class with their academic attainment where necessary and report back to the class teacher on the progress of the pupils.
To be considered for this role you must have previous experience of supporting pupils in a similar role, most particularly supporting children with SEN, such as ASD and using various learning tools such as PECS and Visual Timetables while supporting children with SEN.
We are an expanding school and in September 2016 we admitted our second 300 strong Year 7 cohort and we will grow to 1500 pupils by 2020. We are a split site school and operate as two ‘mini schools’ both educating pupils from Year 7 to 11.
Stratford School Academy is ambitious: we are expanding, have new buildings, have improved our teacher workforce both in terms of readiness and capacity, and the ‘mini school’ approach is innovative. We have asked ourselves what is an ambitious but potentially achievable academic target that, if we can achieve it, will let us say with confidence that we are providing our pupils with a top quality education? One simple answer would be to achieve a Progress 8 score of +0.5. We use this (and a couple of other targets) to drive all aspects of our work, to ask: what do we need to do over the next couple of years to get from where we are to P8 +0.5? In summer 2016 we achieved P8 +0.2 and we think +0.5 is well within our reach in the next couple of years.
We try to look after our staff. We provide travel loans and run cycle to work, parking permit and childcare voucher schemes. All staff get priority admission to the school for their children. Our school dinners are well worth eating and you get free coffee all day made by a qualified barista. Last but not least you get to work with very nice people and pupils.
If you think this might be the job for you then you should come in and meet us, see the building, hear more about what we do and how we do it, preferably before you complete an application form.
If you do want to visit please call Anna Mason on 0207 259 8770 or email StratfordSchoolAcademy@hays.com. We know that it can be difficult to get out of school and so we can be flexible with times and dates.
How to Apply
To apply, please request an application from Anna Mason at StratfordSchoolAcademy@hays.com or call Anna on 0207 259 8770. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school, Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.
Closing date: ASAP/ Ongoing
Interviews: w/c Monday 17th July 2017
For more information you can also visit our dedicated recruitment website at www.hays.co.uk/jobs/stratfordschoolacademy or www.stratfordschoolacademy.com
Stratford School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Anna Mason c/o Stratford School Academy
Grosvenor Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8JA