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Speech & Language Therapy Teaching Assistant (Primary Post)

Phoenix Primary and Secondary SchoolTower Hamlets

NJC Scale 4 TTO Actual Starting Salary £20,884

8:45am – 3:30pm (35 hours per week Inc. one evening until 5pm & one evening till 4pm

We are looking to appoint experienced Teaching Assistants who will work within a class team and will have a key role in the implementation of Speech and Language programmes in the classroom.

You will: 

• Develop and prepare visual materials for therapy and classroom sessions.

• Work under supervision of a Speech and Language Therapist and a class teacher.

• Provide effective support to less experienced colleagues, modelling good practice.

• Keep written records of pupil observations.

• Assist in provision of training to staff and colleagues.

• Carry out general Teaching Assistant responsibilities.

The post will include extensive in house and external training, to help further develop your skills with the opportunity to obtain further qualifications in Language and Communication.  There will be support and supervision from the Speech and Language Therapy Department. 

Pupils are aged between 3 and 18 and make very good progress with access to a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum. We are accredited National Autistic Society School and have been praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism and with their parents. The school has won a number of awards including the NASEN Parental Engagement Award. 

If you would like to visit the school or discuss the post, please contact Ciara McCone ciara.mccone@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk 

Application can be found on School website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk 

Please return completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 10th January  2022

Shortlisting Date: 12th January  2022

Interviews & Assessment Date:  Thursday 27th or Friday 28th January 2022

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff and the Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

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