Teaching Assistant (SEN) - Children's Education, Shropshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Hillcrest Shifnal SchoolShropshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,056 - £17,090
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Hillcrest Shifnal School a specialist education provision, based near Shifnal in Shropshire requires a Teaching Assistant to join their established education team. Offering a salary of £15,056 - £17,090 per annum, depending on experience. We are within commutable distance of Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and other surrounding towns and villages.

Hillcrest Shifnal School is an Ofsted ‘Good’ registered independent education campus offering a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to boy and girls aged 5-19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental health difficulties. The School strives to provide learning experiences and opportunities that will enhance the lives of all the students they educate; with the bespoke and balanced teaching allowing our students the ability to grow into confident and creative individuals.

As the Teaching Assistant for Shifnal School across both Primary and Secondary classes, you will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey, which may have included all manner of set-backs in and outside of education. The successful candidates will have a varied role, which involves supporting the teacher in all aspects to ensure that pupils receive the most effective support. You will be able to demonstrate a practical, hands on approach to supporting teaching and be prepared to go above and beyond.

The role of Teaching Assistant is offered on a full time, permanent basis, working 40 hours per week (during term time only). We are looking to appoint a flexible, dynamic and dedicated individual with experience working with pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Following a through induction and training programme, your duties will include:

• Providing day to day classroom support to the children, and assisting with pupil behaviour

• Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils

• Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model

• Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher in order to improve professional development

• Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources

Key Skills Required:

• Qualified to or be will to work towards an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistant (or have an equivalent qualification)

• Maths and English GCSE C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification

• Understanding of the current national curriculum

• Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

• Ability to recognise and manage challenging behaviour

• Hold a full UK driving licence

If you are a flexible, dynamic and dedicated individual looking for a career as a Teaching Assistant, please apply immediately. In return we offer a salary scale of £15,056 - £17,090 per annum, depending on experience plus excellent company benefits.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Hillcrest Shifnal School forms part of Outcomes First Group, the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we care for.

Our specialist care, education and therapeutic services support children and young adults with complex needs and learning disabilities including autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our approach increases the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an established platform for each pupil, foster child and resident to develop both personally and academically, preparing them for their transition to adulthood.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care are therefore his post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Please note in regards to references: In line with safeguarding procedures, references for positions within schools are taken up prior to interview. 

More about Hillcrest Shifnal School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 16 years
Address: Lamledge Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1952 468220
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