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Employer Milton Keynes Primary PRU
Location Milton Keynes
Salary Grade E – FTE salary £ 20,661 - £22,658 Pro Rata
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
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Milton Keynes Primary Pupil Referral Unit (MK PPRU) is on an exciting journey and we have a rare vacancy for a creative, dynamic, innovative, inspiring and experienced outstanding Specialist Teaching Assistant to join our team in supporting children from across Milton Keynes with Alternative Education, with a focus on Physical Literacy and Well-being.

We wish to appoint an experienced HLTA, with an outstanding record of supporting children with challenging behaviour. If you an exceptional and experienced practitioner, creative and strength based in your approach, and believe you have the energy, enthusiasm and commitment to make a difference in the lives of some of our most vulnerable children then we would love to hear from you.

We provide timely, short-term intervention for primary-aged pupils with social, emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH) who are struggling to manage in mainstream schools. Within a caring and therapeutic environment, our skilled team works closely with schools and other agencies to:

  • Support and sustain pupils within mainstream provision
  • Provide opportunities, within an appropriate environment, that allow pupils to make the social, emotional and academic progress needed for returning to mainstream school
  • Support schools to manage the needs of their pupils as a dual placement with the PRU, so that pupils are able to transition back full-time into their own school
  • Reduce the number of permanently excluded children of primary school age.
  • Educate permanently excluded primary pupils, enabling them to return into a new mainstream school.

We have the following vacancy available and would like to appoint as soon as possible so we can strengthen our team. This posts is 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year, Term Time only 8.30 am to 4.00 pm 

All members of our team need to be an empathetic communicator, who builds positive relationships with children, parents / carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Milton Keynes Primary PRU is committed to safeguarding children. The position will be offered subject to a full enhanced DBS Check, satisfactory references and a Pre-employment health check. References will be taken up prior to interview.

The vacancy available is:

Specialist Teaching Assistant (Physical Literacy and Well-Being)

(Grade E – FTE salary £ 20,661 - £22,658 Pro Rata)

You will provide learning and social and emotional development activities for individuals and groups of children under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of individual children. You will enable all children to access learning and provide general support in management of children, both in and out of the classroom.

Under the leadership of the Head teacher, you will you will be responsible for developing and delivering an exciting new approach to our Physical Literacy and Well-Being. 

We would welcome a visit to the PRU prior to you deciding if you wish to apply for this post.

Alternatively, if you would like an informal chat about anything related to this post please contact Headteacher Vivienne Mills on 01908 646147.

Application Forms are available from Milton Keynes Primary PRU by contacting the following;

Jo McAuliffe, School Business Manager 01908 646147

Closing Date for applications is 12 Noon on Friday 23rd June 2017.

Interview for this post will take place on Thursday 6th July 2017.