Teaching Assistant, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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The Ridge AcademyCheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,746- £24,174 – pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

£18,746- £24,174 – pro rata

33.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year 

Would you relish the chance to support colleagues in transforming the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Are you looking for your next challenge?

The Ridge is a very special learning community. We provide a “fresh start” for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health problems (SEMH).  The curriculum is designed to support children in becoming confident and independent learners in a rapidly changing world.

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support children with Social, emotional and mental health needs.  Teaching Assistants at The Ridge play a crucial role in developing the skills of the children.  You will be working in a small class under the supervision of a teacher. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is able to support firm and consistent boundaries, remaining calm when faced with diverse situations.  

Our new Teaching Assistant will be required to attend INSET days when they arise and to undertake the necessary training appropriate to your role which will include physical intervention training.  

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity and would like to be part of our friendly team, why not come and look around our warm, welcoming school?  To arrange a visit of for further details on the post, please contact the school office and ask for Jo Scriven HR Officer  on 01242 512680 or email jscriven@theridgeacademy.org  

This position is required to commence as soon as possible.

Closing date: Monday 23 April 2018. Interviews will take place Thursday 10 May 2018.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply please click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.

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More about The Ridge Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Clyde Crescent, Whaddon, Cheltenham, GL52 5QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1242 512680

The Ridge Academy has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where the individual nature of every child is recognised and valued. All the children, parents, staff and governors are committed to working together to ensure that every child receives the su...