We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join the Inclusion SEN support team at Oxted School. The role will assist an individual teacher, or teachers, in delivering and evaluating programmes and adapting teaching materials to suit the particular requirements of specific pupils and groups which may include pupils with special needs. Using specialist training/experience to provide a level of support for individual pupils/groups of pupils whose needs require support.
Working Pattern: TERM TIME ONLY - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.12pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Up to 36 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term time only). Two or three days a week may be considered. Pro-rata salary is based on working 36 hours per week/39 weeks per year.
Our reflective and skilled staff and wonderful students make Oxted School a rewarding and invigorating place to work. Our exceptional staff care about our pupils and really do ‘Bring out the Best’ in everyone.
The inclusive community values which are so important to us mean that you will be well supported by both your colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team. We pride ourselves on the high-quality professional development and career progression opportunities available to all our colleagues, and we work hard to ensure that staff wellbeing and workload are central to our approach. Our colleagues also thrive on their commitment to our wide range of extra-curricular activities, including being one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh centres in the country.
We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.
Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.
Our values are:
- Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
- Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
- Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
- Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
- Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
- Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values.
SAFEGUARDING AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
The successful candidate will be 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
Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & 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”.