We require a highly effective teaching assistant to support the learning of pupils across our Academy. Experience or willingness to work with SEN pupils is an advantage.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
To support students with SEN in their learning; to work with other staff to further students’ independence and to enable them to access specific areas of the curriculum. The post holder will also organise and undertake other related duties to support learning, personal and social development.
Full time – 31.25 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks)
Salary & Benefits
NJC5 – £18,795 per annum pro rata (actual £13,880)
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
5 GCSE at C grade including Maths and English or equivalent
Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
Motivation to work with children and young people
Good numeracy/literacy skills
Experience or willingness to work with children or young people with SEN
Experience of working in an educational environment
Ability to engage with a wide range of students from different backgrounds
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Academy
Be able to work under pressure and prioritise your own workload
Be able to inspire, motivate and enthuse students throughout the academy
Ability to safely manage classroom activities and learning resources
Be willing to be involved in the wider life of the academy community
Be professional in appearance, punctuality and attendance
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation’s vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development.
Closing Date: 22/9/19
Wold Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.