Where possible interviews will be held on site within our schools and we will adhere to our current Covid policy for external visitors. Otherwise interviews will be held remotely by teams.
Working Pattern: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.45am – 3.45pm, with a 30 minute unpaid break
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Teaching Assistant to join the team at the Linden Bridge School. A Lead TA will work alongside the class teacher and Special Needs Assistants to raise the learning and attainment of all pupils in both academic and EHCP areas. They will be supporting pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access all areas of the curriculum whilst always promoting pupils’ independence.
Successful candidates will have basic numeracy and literacy skills eg through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent. They may be required to hold a certificate of competency in a defined area relevant to the role e.g. first aid at work, ADHD, behaviour management, advanced literacy, NNEB or other relevant qualifications at level 2. They should be competent in a range of IT tools and may be required to hold practical knowledge or experience relevant to the role.
Linden Bridge School is a special school in Worcester Park, Surrey for children and young people with complex communication and interaction needs. Originally part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust, a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services, LIFT Partnership has now merged with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) from March 2021.
THPT can offer:
• An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
• Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
• Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
• Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
If you have any questions about the role or the application process, or to request a tour of the school or meet with us informally before applying, then please contact the Recruitment Team
For more information about working within The Howard Partnership Trusts and what we can offer please visit our website
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.
Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.
Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.