Dear prospective applicant,
In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1500 students from inner city backgrounds.
The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside 190 other staff to make up our education family. Specifically, we are looking for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to work as part of the SEND department with a particular responsibility for Literacy and English.
You would join a well-established SEND department comprising the SENDCo, SEMHCo, SEND teacher, and team of 11 SEND Teaching Assistants, 2 Nurture Teaching Assistants, and a SEMH support worker.
We currently have 23 students with an EHCp on roll and support students with a range of needs, including ASD, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Learning Diffculties, ADHD, Speech, Language and Communication, and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. We have excellent working relationships with outside agencies to work collaboratively to meet the needs of our students.
Over the past three years, the school has changed significantly not only in its performance but in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore, urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is that we stand for and why you would want to join us.
I want us to be at the forefront of educational excellence because we want to provide the best educational experience possible for the children in our care. This is extremely difficult in a climate of ever-increasing accountability and diminishing resources. However, I sincerely believe that if we lead this community by staying true to our values then it is possible.
I have therefore spent time with staff and exploring what it is we stand for and, after a school-wide consultation, we have decided that ASPIRATION, COMMITMENT and SUCCESS are the three key drivers that will support the development of our pupils.
We believe that the curriculum is king and that the way it is sequenced, will help our students to make progress. We have taken a very clear stance on knowledge-fist teaching and place an emphasis on memory recall as well as responsive teaching.
In order to be successful you need to buy into this pedagogy and practice as it underpins our philosophy and the way the curriculum should be delivered to our students. As a member of support staff who supports the delivery of the curriculum, it is important you understand and align to our college principles.
We are very clear that the gender, background, colour, poverty, wealth or social status of a child should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of pupils.
Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application on our Eteach Portal where you will find the application deadline.
Mr F Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.