Teaching Assistant FTC MAT Cover

School
The Chalet School
Location
Swindon, Wiltshire
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Hours
Full Time
Salary
£12.46 – £14.25 per hour
Start Date
1st September 2024
Expires
9th June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
1414672
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 12 Months
  • Job ID: 1414672

The Chalet School is a primary school for children and young people (CYP) with Autism Spectrum Condition.

We are in search of a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Is nurturing and empathetic
  • Has a great sense of humour
  • Is an adaptable, collaborative team player
  • Is patient with a flair for celebrating the smallest of successes

If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to join our friendly and dedicated team. Our children are unique and need positive, supportive and fun Teaching Assistants who understand that our learning journeys are a bit different and that’s great!

The Chalet School is proud to be part of Brunel Academies Trust - a growing educational community with no barriers, only potential. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our CYP within our SEND, CofE and mainstream EPs.

What it’s like to work at The Chalet School:

‘I feel working within a school community with so many like-minded people, we support the children to achieve so many life skills to prepare them for their future. Everyday is different, and the learning opportunities the children experience can vary from pretending to be on a boat to having Zoolab coming in, exploring and holding insects.

‘I'm still learning! Each day is still fresh and new with new challenges and experiences. There’s never a dull moment, yes there are challenges, but I've learnt to be adaptable. You have to think on your feet, but we are also able to celebrate numerous successes with the children.’

‘I enjoy working with all the different needs of the children in class, building relationships and spending time sharing their interests. We become a team and with the routines and structure of the session, day and week the children grow in confidence. You put the time in, and you get your rewards a smile, high five or a note from home.’

Hours: 29.5pw

Contract Type: Fixed Term Maternity Cover for up to 12 months

Interview Date: 13/06/2024 or as applications are received

Note: Applicants will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

Apply: It's fantastic you want to join our team. Please click apply to be redirected to our main advert and candidate system to process your application.

Experience: You can join us as an entry level Support Assistant or an experienced Teaching Assistant. Please see the attached Job Descriptions for full details of the responsibilities and expectations of these roles.

Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported. Full training appropriate to the role will be provided.

Benefits

Whether through continuous professional development, personal and impartial support, or exciting discounts to enjoy with friends and family, Brunel Academies Trust have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all employees, including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities
  • Continuous Service date honoured

You are invited and encouraged to visit our setting to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team are. We encourage you to learn more about us through our website, and contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE, and further references may be sought as deemed necessary.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

In order for your application to be formally considered, we require a fully completed application form in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education & Safer Recruitment. This must include your education history, qualifications with dates and an unbroken employment history from leaving full time education to present day (with gaps accounted for). Please make sure all gaps in employment are explained in the box provided. 

The Chalet School

The Chalet School

Part of Brunel Academies Trust

Brunel Academies Trust