Teaching Assistant, Dudley

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The Wenlock SchoolDudley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,000 to £18,000
Contract term: Permanent

The Wenlock is a new independent special educational needs day school for 76 young people aged 5-19. We have developed a custom-built site with leading vocational facilities in the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve close to Dudley. 

The Wenlock will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for pupils to ensure improvements in behaviour, confidence and self-belief, which can then be transferred into appropriate and accelerated learning inside the classroom and beyond. 

The curriculum is being designed to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties. 

The Wenlock School is part of Acorn Care and Education, the second largest private sector provider of special needs education in the country operating 17 schools for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism. 

Teaching Assistant

The Wenlock School

£16,000 - £18,000

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to help start up and grow a new independent special educational needs day school for 90 young people aged 7-19. We are developing a custom-built site with leading vocational facilities in the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve close to Dudley. You will support our teachers to deliver the curriculum and help nurture a therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties. Your new school will be outstanding and a leading light for our young people and their families.

About the role

Working as a Teaching Assistant at The Wenlock School you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting our teachers to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will help setup the classrooms, lead on small parts of lessons, keep accurate records to track pupil progress and contribute to lesson planning. It is essential you are aware of pupil progress and able to flag potential concerns. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility. Any experience of teaching would be an advantage but not essential. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. You will be working with young people who have complex needs and your ability to develop trusting relationships with the young people and staff will be crucial. You will be able to reliably work to instruction as well as take the initiative when circumstances demand. An interest in teaching and a desire to improve these students’ lives is essential.

The ability to contribute to the development of our ‘Outstanding’ school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required.  We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and re-engage the young people that we serve.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.

This position is due to commence in September 2018 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the HR Team on 01204 558 058 or email us on hr-enquiries@acorncare.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 18th June 2018

Interviews Commencing: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Fossil View, Wrens Hill Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3SB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384 884 883
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Welcome to The Wenlock School

The Wenlock School is a new Acorn Care and Education special educational needs school opening in September 2018. This will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for 90 young people aged 7-19, meeting a range of need...