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Teaching Assistant - SEND

Hours: 31.25 hours per week, term time and INSETs.

Actual salary: £14,708 (NJC4-5; BG5 for 31.25 hours)

Place of work: Initially based at Little Mead Primary Academy. However, all appointments are made to the Trust centrally

Contract: Fixed term – linked to a child in Year 4

Application closing date: Midday on Tuesday 13th April

Application shortlisting: Wednesday 14th April

Interviews: Friday 16th April

Start date: As soon as possible.


The Successful Candidate

Little Mead Primary Academy is looking to appoint an empathetic, nurturing, patient and flexible individual to join our team as a SEND Teaching Assistant. An energetic and positive outlook is essential.

The role is designed to support the academic, personal, social and emotional development of a child in Year 4 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. The successful applicant will deliver specific interventions and an individualised curriculum, working under the direction of the class teacher and external agencies.

Your daily routine will involve:

  • Working 1-to-1 with a named child, enabling them to access all areas of the curriculum and work towards developmental milestones, as directed by the class teacher.
  • Delivering social skills programmes to a small group of children, as recommended by external agencies e.g. Bristol Autism Team.
  • Providing personal, social, welfare, emotional and behavioural support.
  • Facilitating social communication and interaction with peers both in the playground and in the classroom.
  • Taking an active interest in the needs and welfare of the named child. 
  • Working alongside teaching staff, parents and a range of professionals on a regular basis to implement and review programmes of intervention.

While this role is not specifically a teaching post, there will be elements of supporting children with their work as provided by their teacher. Accordingly, there is no requirement for a teaching and learning qualification, but experience within the education or social care sectors is essential. Please see the person specification for full expectations of the successful applicant.

About Us

Endeavour Academy Trust is an inclusive and collaborative group of schools in North Bristol. There are currently four Endeavour schools: Little Mead Primary Academy, Henbury Court Primary Academy, Fonthill Primary Academy and our newly-built primary school Charlton Wood Primary Academy.

This is an exciting time to work for Endeavour Academy Trust. We have committed to measured and sustainable growth, which will enable us to create a group of excellent schools with ambition for every child.


Our Offer to Staff

We invest heavily in the tailored professional development of our staff with opportunities to develop expertise and experience across the Trust. Our focus on collaboration means that everyone is part of a team. Within Endeavour, we develop our own teams. If you are ambitious and prepared to work hard we will support your career development and help you to be successful.

As proof of our commitment to staff retention and development, we offer enhanced terms and conditions of employment (compared to standard teacher/local authority entitlements), a friendly working environment with supportive leadership, and encourage our staff to maintain a positive work-life balance.

Employee Benefits

As a minimum, we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • Paid induction and training suited to the role;
  • Tailored career progression through a performance management cycle for all staffing groups;
  • free tea, coffee and milk;
  • confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme;
  • free parking;
  • use of the Cycle Scheme;
  • paid completion of a DBS check;
  • flu vaccination vouchers;
  • free eye tests (where the employee is desk-based);
  • where eligible, automatic enrolment to the relevant pension scheme;
  • honouring of continuous service earned in the Local Authority;

Guidance for Applicants

 

  • Please note that CVs will not be considered.
  • Look carefully at the job description and person specification before applying for this role.
  • Ensure that you cross-reference the person specification throughout your application with examples of where you have fulfilled aspects of the job description and the impact it had
  • Please complete all sections of the application form as thoroughly as possible.
  • Ensure that you put details of referees. If you have concerns about the suitability of a referee, please contact the recruiter directly.

How to Apply

Visits, socially distanced, are encouraged. If you have any questions about this position or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Jenna Cooke (Head Teacher)
0117 377 3279

 Completed application forms should be sent to:

Abigail Martin (School Business Manager)
abigail.martin@endeavouracademytrust.org.uk

0117 377 3279

 

Job Specification

Role
Teaching Assistant
Subject
Teaching Assistant
Salary
£14,708 (NJC4-5; BG5 for 31.25 hours)
Type
Fixed Term
Closing Date
13/04/2021 at 12:00pm
Start Date
ASAP
Job Ref
Little Mead SEND
Location
Little Mead
Get Directions

Any Questions?

For further information about this vacancy please contact us using Ref: Little Mead SEND.

Abigail Martin
0117 377 3279

Job Specification

Role
Teaching Assistant
Subject
Teaching Assistant
Salary
£14,708 (NJC4-5; BG5 for 31.25 hours)
Type
Fixed Term
Closing Date
13/04/2021 at 12:00pm
Start Date
ASAP
Job Ref
Little Mead SEND
Location
Little Mead
Get Directions

Any Questions?

For further information about this vacancy please contact us using Ref: Little Mead SEND.

Abigail Martin
0117 377 3279