Teaching Assistant (SEN), Dorset

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Atlantic Academy PortlandDorset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale Point 7-11
Contract term: Permanent

Salary - Scale Point 7 - 11  £19,554 - £21,166 (Pro-rata) - Term Time only

Closing Date: 12.00 pm Thursday 20th February 2020

Interview:  TBC

Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge? 

Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy Portland for your next appointment. 

Atlantic Academy Portland has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland in the last 2 years,  leading the way in the highest standards of education.  We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make to the outcomes and aspirations for our students.

Last year we were most improved School in the county for progress, moving from a P8 score of 0.19  to 0.40  as Atlantic. In Primary 70% of students have achieved in Reading, Writing and Maths.  Individual groups of students performed extremely well, SEN students are making progress well above national expectations.  

Atlantic Academy Portland is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement. 

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefited from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. 

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust (www.aspirationsacademies.org) and is a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior), Magna Academy Poole (Secondary) and most recently Budmouth Academy (Secondary) and Bovington Academy (Primary)

Here at Atlantic Academy Portland, we are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, professional and team orientated person. We need a Learning Support Assistant that understands and can meet the needs of  specific children. With and without Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and experience of nurture provision would be desirable.

Specifically we are looking for someone who:

  • has experience of working with and supporting children with SEND perhaps with some specific skill sets and qualifications;
  • is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;
  • is hardworking, dedicated, committed to inclusion with a child-orientated outlook.
  • wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.

We are looking to appoint 2 candidates that puts children first, mitigates barriers to learning, has a can-do approach and will help an individual and individuals make academic progress. This will be through our new Nurture/Grow provision for specific students across the academy and will offer the ability to shape the future of this new and exciting provision for our students.

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference then you really should come and work in our terrific academy on the next step of its journey.

We value our staff and we want to ensure that we attract the right people to join our academy. This is an exciting opportunity.

Atlantic Academy values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

How to Apply

If you would like to take part in this unique opportunity, then please apply through TES online.

For further information, please contact Jayne Cottingham,  01305 820262 or jcottingham@atlantic-aspirations.org  

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at:  www.aspirationsacademies.org 

Atlantic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government's safer recruitment guidelines.  

More about Atlantic Academy Portland
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1305 820262
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