The Shires is a small school with big ideas and aspirations. Staff strive to provide the best possible learning experiences for the students and focus on meeting the students’ individual needs in a creative and imaginative way. The curriculum is wide and varied and prepares youngsters for their life when they leave The Shires. Staff are TEACCH trained and the students respond very positively to the high expectations, clear boundaries and explicit routines.
We are looking to recruit a new teaching assistant to join our team:
Ideal candidates will have obtained an NVQ 2 qualification in Teaching and Learning or equivalent and be prepared to register for a relevant Level 3 qualification. In additional ideal candidates would ideally have experience within a similar school setting together with experience of working with children with challenging behaviour and autism. Experience of working as a TA in a mainstream setting would also be valuable.
The hours are Monday to Friday commencing at 08.30 until 17.30 over 39.2 weeks of the year.
The ideal candidate would be willing to lead specific lessons during the week to small class groups and to support learning in the classroom on a day to day basis.
Our senior leadership team are committed to supporting staff to progress both personally and professionally and will work with you to ensure that you have appropriate opportunities to progress.
As a highly unique setting we welcome you to visit informally to see the work we do for yourself and to help you to decide if the job is right for you.
A full driving license to drive students in our people carrier and a willingness to participate in all activities including swimming are essential.
Other benefits include: comprehensive induction and training, free meals, uniform, parking, pension scheme, life insurance and an annual loyalty bonus.
To apply please visit www.acorncare.co.uk/careers
For more details about what we do please see our website www.theshires.org.uk or further information about the role or to arrange an informal visit please contact Tracey Ford, HR Manager on 01780 411955 / email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shires is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The Shires is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018