Teaching Assistant (Fixed Term), Cheltenham

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The Ridge AcademyCheltenham

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Start date: 03.01.2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £16,191 - £18560 – pro rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

27 .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.

The Ridge is a primary school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support within small classes of children with high level of support. 

Teaching Assistants at The Ridge play a crucial role in developing the skills of the children.  We are looking for someone who will be a team player who has the skills to support children’s SEMH.  In addition, the candidate will be able to support firm and consistent boundaries, remaining calm when faced with diverse situations.

This post is 27.5 hours per week, fixed term until end July 2018 dependent on funding. We are looking for an individual to join our warm, hardworking team of Teaching Assistants.  In addition, you 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 brilliant opportunity and would like to be part of our friendly team, why not come and look around our warm, welcoming school?  

Please contact the school office on 01242 512680 to arrange a visit.  Should you require any further information please contact us on the above number. 

This position is required to start as soon as possible and will be fixed term until at least the end of July 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, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

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. For further information on this position and to make an application please click apply on the TES  Advert.

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...