We are looking for a highly skilled and passionate Teaching Assistant (TA) to work in our outstanding school, providing 1:1 support to a pupil in our mainstream school. We offer a range of opportunities for career progression, including for those applicants who would like to pursue a teaching career.Avenue is a large, friendly and supportive primary school and the successful applicant will be a valued member of the Avenue team. Our ideal candidates will be committed to enhancing children’s learning, be flexible, able to work independently and enjoy working as part of a pro-active and dedicated team. We have introduced a new structure for our Teaching Assistant support that allows for progression and enhanced professional development for Teaching Assistants working within our school. Phase Teaching Assistants have the opportunity to progress to become Specialist TAs in Mentoring, Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) or EAL as such posts become available and are advertised internally in the first instance. Furthermore, we offer progression to the role for Lead TA for Learning or Lead TA for SEMH which also may be appointed from internal recruitment. All posts are subject to a formal selection process.This exciting structure allows for opportunities for TAs to progress within their career, to have their invaluable contribution to pupil learning and well being recognised and to engage in enhanced professional development.As a Teaching School, we pride ourselves on nurturing a love of learning in everyone in our school community. We recognise that many TAs are gaining valuable experience before undertaking teacher training and we want to support them in their aspirations for a career in teaching.We recruit and train candidates for the School Direct Teacher training programme (Alliance route) in partnership with the University of Roehampton. Any TAs who are interested in training under School Direct and meet the admissions criteria, would be supported in applying for this ITT route (Initial Teacher Training.) Applicants must have a minimum of NVQ3 (or equivalent) Please refer to person specification for more information.Closing date 12 noon 21st February 2018Interviews and practical task week commencing Monday 28th February 2018Every employee is personally responsible for being vigilant and carrying out their responsibilities under our Safeguarding, Child Protection and Health and Safety Policies. Avenue Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding our children. This post is subject to enhanced checks carried out by the DBS.
Cirrus Primary Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 09642581 Registered office address: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Sutton SM2 6JE Every employee is personally responsible for being vigilant and carrying out their responsibilities under our Safeguarding, Child Protection and Health and Safety Policies. Cirrus Primary Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding our children. This post is subject to enhanced checks carried out by the DBS.
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Avenue RoadBelmontSuttonSurreySM2 6JE
Phase: Primary Schools
No. of Pupils: 992
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