MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy and Children’s Home, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour Academy is an Academy School for children and young people with autism and associated Severe Learning Difficulties aged from 9 to 19 years old.
We are currently recruiting for an inspirational and creative Teaching Assistant to join this new and exciting school, this is an opportunity to be part of something very special as we continue our journey to become a centre of excellence. Please take a look at our website http://www.endeavour-academy.org/ to find out more about us.
Reporting to the Class Teacher or in their absence the Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be responsible for the support and delivery of teaching and learning at key stages 3, 4 and post 16. You will model best practice and provide effective communication surrounding lesson requirements. You will also work with colleagues in the residential provision to ensure delivery of the 24 hour curriculum.
You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy and children’s home; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.
We can offer up to 34 hours per week; 39 weeks per year (Term-Time only). We can also offer a variety of hours through relief shifts.
Previous experience is not required to apply for this role, however, you must be an effective, confident communicator and able to keep accurate records such as the recording of learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice within the role.
In return, we can offer you 25 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays per annum, Local Government Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme upon successful completion of probation period), an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing and full induction, training and career opportunities.
MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.
*Salaries are based on Full-Time-Equivalent and are pro-rata for part time roles. Salaries are dependent on experience with option of additional hours through the extended school provision.