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Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

Amber Valley & Erewash Support CentreNorth Derbyshire

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

Location: Alternative Provision (North Team), Station Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfiel

                  This post is peripatetic and not office based.

Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £19,909 to £21,999 per annum

Start date: January 2022

Contract: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year, 1 year Fixed Term (Pending Review)


The Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre is a pupil referral unit providing education to students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. 


We are seeking an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistant with excellent interpersonal skills to work with the Alternative Provision Team at the Amber Valley & Erewash Support Centre. The successful candidates will work peripatetically providing one-to-one tuition and support to students in their homes. The successful candidates will also support students with their alternative provision placements which will include arranging and taking students to visit potential alternative provision providers.


Reporting directly to the Assistant Headteacher – Site Lead, the ideal candidate will inspire, motivate, challenge and support students to reach their full potential, have a good understanding of their academic, social and emotional needs, be a team player and have a positive approach to challenge and change. They should also have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected students in a school or alternative provision type setting, especially at KS4. An affinity for students with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity.


Benefits include LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.


For further information, please contact Kay Pilkington, School Business Officer on            0115 850 0826, via email to kpilkington@avesc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website  or apply via TES; CVs alone will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: 09 January 2022 (midday) 

Interview date: w/c 17 January 2022


Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students.    We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.


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