SEND Teaching Assistant, Manchester

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Manchester Communication AcademyManchester

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: A1 - A14 £15,485-£21,922 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a motivated and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant or someone with 1:1 SEN experience looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference?

We seek an inspirational individual with a positive outlook, a proactive attitude and tenacity to ensure an equitable education for all.  We are particularly looking for someone with experience of working with children with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disability). 

We are interested in speaking with experienced candidates or those with the right experience and qualifications who are looking for either full or part time positions. This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role, in a dedicated team of staff, to ensure the success of our pupils. 

We offer excellent CPD opportunities, career development and the opportunity to make a difference to young lives every day. 

Our ideal candidate will be able to work alongside the class teachers and in small group settings to deliver inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge. Our outstanding candidate will have the strong interpersonal skills to foster links between the school, home and wider community.

Salary: £15,485 - £21,922 (FTE) or commensurate with any additional qualifications

Either Term time or 52 weeks will be considered

Post will commence: September 2018 or earlier if possible

We are looking for someone who will consistently model effective teaching and learning and can demonstrate vision, imagination, creativity and a commitment to inclusive education and community cohesion. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an Academy that values staff well-being and development. 

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

  • Excellent career progression routes through a talent management strategy for those who are ambitious and keen to develop.
  • We have a half day on a Friday with an hour's training from 1 to 2pm with a variety of teaching and learning communities to participate in.
  • A staff well-being group who meet regularly to discuss workload and work-life balance and organise wellbeing and social events.
  • Staff can take one 'flexi day' holiday per year.

Your supporting statement should be no more than 2 side of A4, font size 11 and should reference you meet the criteria on the Job Description/Person Specification. 

Manchester Communication Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure for a Regulated Activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8NT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 202 0161
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