Teaching and Learning Assistant, Leicestershire

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Dovetree SchoolLeicestershire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,065 - £19,171£18,065 - £19,171 (NJC 3-6) + £1289 SSA + excellent benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Level 2 NJC 3-4: £18,065 - £18,426

Level 3 NJC 5-6: £18,795 - £19,171


A helping hand from you. A head start for them.

We want all our young people to have the best chance of success in life. To make sure that’s the case, you’ll give them extra help when they’re in the classroom. The right support can really make an enormous difference. As a Teaching Assistant, you have to be understanding and committed. That’s because the young people in our schools have social, emotional, mental health and complex learning needs that call for extra dedication. Help them progress and you’ll have every opportunity to do the same with your career.


The role

As a Teaching Assistant at Dovetree School, you’ll be working directly with young people in the classroom every day. You’ll help them learn, monitor their work and help raise their self-esteem. It’s not just about academic achievement; we want them to feel accepted and confident in their abilities.  You’ll need to be very resilient and dedicated to the wellbeing of our young people. Your support can be invaluable to teachers and young people, which means it’s very rewarding.


Your profile

As an experienced Teaching Assistant already, you should be used to life in the classroom and up to date with welfare and safeguarding practices within Education. You’ll also need to be qualified to at least NVQ level 2 (or equivalent), but what we’re really looking for is the ability to connect. We need you to build great relationships with all our young people, so you can motivate them to do well and be the best that they can be. If you’re emotionally strong and good in a team, we can offer a role with exciting prospects.  There are occasional meetings outside school hours, for which your attendance will be required.


About us

Dovetree School is our brand new school catering for up to 50 boys and girls, aged between 8 and 18. Like all of our schools, Dovetree offers state of the art learning resources and well equipped environments. Our onsite Vocational Centre gives students the opportunity to develop skills and hands on experience in a variety of subjects, such as Construction, Hair & Beauty and Motor Vehicle. Our young people are supported in small class sizes, by well qualified and experienced staff, to help them realise their full potential. 

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, we’re proud to have won a reputation for excellence and market leading Ofsted ratings. Our aspirational homes, schools and ethos help us achieve the best possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.


Rewards

We know you’re going to do great things as part of our brilliant team. To say thank you, we offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, full school holidays (including bank holidays), contributory pension (matched up to 5%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, and Cycle to Work Scheme. We’ll also cover the cost of your Enhanced DBS check, which is a compulsory part of our recruitment process.


For further information please contact Laura Kilsby – Senior Administrator on 01455 243918.


The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.


For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.



More about Dovetree School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 18 years
Address: Ferness Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0TB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1455 243918