Teaching Assistant, Peterborough

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Marshfields SchoolPeterborough
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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 6 Point 18, Salary £18870pa FTE. 32.5 hours per week, term time only.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join a school that is undergoing rapid change. Marshfields School is a successful 11-18 Special School for students with complex learning difficulties.  Small classes mean that our teachers get to know the needs of all individuals in their care and plan the curriculum accordingly. Our students are well motivated and eager to learn with excellent levels of attendance. 

From September 2019 we have been designated as a hub school for Peterborough, providing short-term school placements, CPD and expertise in Moderate Learning Difficulties provision across the city. We also intend to welcome our first primary-aged students at this point. A new build is due to break ground at the same time, and this will ensure we are able to continue to grow our offer to meet the needs of local students.

This position is flexible and would suit an experienced Teaching Assistant or career changer.

The successful candidate will have a passion for education and will have the skills and abilities to engage and enthuse different types of learners. You will work productively as part of a team and be well supported in making the career transition to Special Education. 

We are looking for a teaching assistant who:-

• Is committed to the inclusion of Children with Special Educational Needs;

• Are creative, motivated and friendly and will maintain and promote the caring, positive ethos of the school;

• Are enthusiastic, supportive and positive with adults and children.

We have a proven track record of support and development for all colleagues. 

We warmly welcome visits to the school.  To arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher: judemacdonald@marshfields-sch.co.uk. 

Marshfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to take an enhanced disclosure via the DBS which meets the requirements of the school and evidence of the right to work in the UK.

Please send a completed application form and a supporting letter of application to judemacdonald@marshfields-sch.co.uk.  Interviews will take place in the week beginning 25 November. 

Closing date for applications 22 November 2019, 12pm.

More about Marshfields School
Address: Eastern Close, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 4PP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1733 568058