Teaching Assistant, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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Bushey Meads SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £16,781pa + £840pa fringe, paid pro rata based on hours worked
Contract term: Fixed Term

Term-time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days

Are you a calm, confident, reliable person with a ‘can-do’ attitude?

Can you work as part of a dedicated team to support the inclusion of students with a range of physical and learning needs?

Are you committed to enabling all young people to achieve their maximum potential?

If so, you might be just what we are looking for! We want to appoint ‘Teaching Assistants’ from April 2018 to join a strong and dedicated team of support staff in our SEN department. 

Bushey Meads School provides education for the full ability range of children, including students with varying degrees of physical impairment. The successful candidates will have a varied range of responsibilities, including classroom, general welfare and attention to students’ physical needs. Bushey Meads School strives to ensure that individual needs, interests and abilities are recognised and met. The school works hard to encourage all students to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices with confidence regardless of any additional emotional or physical needs they might have.

There is more than one position available, working either 31.75 or 33.00 hours per week (excluding unpaid breaks), term time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days. The posts are fixed term contracts until 31st August 2018 in the first instance. The salary is APT & C Point 14 plus London Fringe (currently £16,781p.a. + £840p.a.), paid pro rata for the hours worked. Please note: some of the posts available include personal care duties for students.

Bushey Meads School is part of the growing Bushey St James Trust and has the ambition to become a centre of excellence with the capacity to be able to offer expertise and support to schools across the Trust. We want to recruit, develop and retain the highest calibre of staff who can work at the highest level and secure outstanding progress for our students. Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by.

Applicants should be educated to post 16 level or above and have a high degree of common sense. Experience of working with young people is desirable but the willingness to undertake suitable training is essential.

Full details of the vacancy can be found on our website www.busheymeads.org.uk along with further information about the school. Alternatively, please contact the HR Team on 020 8955 8833.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a completed application form along with a covering letter, addressed to Mr J Turner, Executive Principal.  (Applications using the online TES form will also be accepted)  Completed application forms should be returned to the school by post or by email to: vacancies@busheymeads.org.uk. Please note that CV’s alone and late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date for applications:  Tuesday 17th April 2018 (midday)

Interviews: Monday 23rd April 2018

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We adhere to stringent recruitment procedures and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.



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More about Bushey Meads School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 4PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8950 3000
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About us:

Bushey Meads School is part of the highly successful Bushey St James Trust; a growing Multi Academy Trust in leafy Bushey, Hertfordshire. Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by, bus routes are only a short walk...