Acland Burghley School is seeking to appoint 2 exceptional Teaching and Learning Assistants with English and humanities specialisms. Successful applicants will have a passionate commitment to ensuring that every child makes outstanding academic progress. They will have a deep understanding of the role that adults within and outside the classroom can play in supporting young people with additional educational needs to develop independence and to overcome barriers to learning.
The post holders will be members of the Additional Educational Needs Faculty, which supports learning across the school as well as in the specialist Autism Resource Base. Their work will be based within the English or humanities faculties, supporting those teams to deliver an outstanding quality of provision for all students. TLAs are also sometimes required to cover lessons within the faculty.
Successful candidates will be highly effective, flexible, positive and reliable team players, with the ability to make impact and raise standards for young people with a range of special needs. As a core part of their role, they will develop a confident understanding of the curriculum, and work with faculty teams to support interventions and share responsibility for student outcomes. They will have a desire to progress professionally and personally within the role.
Applicants should demonstrate the ability to take direction within a complex team, and also to self-direct and make decisions to ensure maximum impact on student progress. They will have a keen awareness of how effective personalisation helps children to learn. They will place great emphasis on developing partnerships between the school and families. Above all, they will show an uncompromising belief in the potential of every student, and the skills to personalise their approach so that every child succeeds.