Teaching Assistant, Derbyshire

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Longdon Park SchoolDerbyshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,000
Contract term: Permanent

Longdon Park School opened in June 2015. We are a co-educational day school catering for pupils aged 7-18 with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour primarily with a diagnosis of ASD.   We provide a therapeutic, supportive and inclusive learning environment where our young people learn to accept responsibility for their actions, make positive decisions and display pro-social behaviour. We are committed to raising achievement and enabling pupils to recognise their potential and supporting them through a personalised, engaging curriculum. Our priority is to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to make a manageable and smooth transition to the next life stage. 

Longdon Park School opened in June 2015. We are a co-educational day school catering for pupils aged 7-18 with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour primarily with a diagnosis of ASD.   We provide a therapeutic, supportive and inclusive learning environment where our young people learn to accept responsibility for their actions, make positive decisions and display pro-social behaviour. We are committed to raising achievement and enabling pupils to recognise their potential and supporting them through a personalised, engaging curriculum. Our priority is to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to make a manageable and smooth transition to the next life stage.

We require 3 new Teaching Assistants with relevant qualifications and experience to work across all key stages, supporting pupils with 1:1 needs. The successful candidate(s) will support access to learning for students and provide general support to class teachers and other education staff in the management of pupils and the learning environment.  Work may sometimes be carried out outside the main teaching area including off site locations and therefore you will be required to have business insurance and use your own car from time to time.  Longdon Park School will pay for the additional cost of this insurance.  

It would be an advantage to have experience in planning and leading parts of lessons within the classroom setting.  The ability to contribute to the development of our growing school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. 

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are able to help re engage the young people that we serve. Experience in working with pupils who have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder would be an advantage. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and yet  highly rewarding environment. 

These positions are due to commence September 2018 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).   Please complete the online application form, by clicking 'apply now at the bottom of this page.  

Closing Date: Friday 22nd June 2018

Longdon Park School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.   All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Park Hill, Hilton Road, Egginton, Derbyshire, DE65 6GU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1543 491051
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Longdon Park School provides an all-round outstanding learning experience for vulnerable children, enabling them to overcome previous setbacks through a disrupted education.

The school enables each pupil to find success through a personal and individ...