Location: Acorn School, Winkleigh, Devon
Salary: £15,500 - £18,000 per annum
Hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
Contract: Term Time, 38 weeks of the year plus 6 days)
As Phoenix Education is expanding, we are looking for resilient, experienced Teaching Assistants to join our dynamic team at Acorn School in Winkleigh. This is an exciting time to join the Acorn team as we look to expand the school on its brand new site in the beautiful countryside of Winkleigh.
Acorn School achieved an OSFTED Good rating on its recent full inspection. The inspectors quoted;
“Staff skilfully help pupils to settle and find their feet. The staff are caring, this is a happy school, staff and pupils share much humour. They work and relax together”. Pupils told us they like the School because they feel understood and appreciated ‘for who they are’.
If you’re the sort of person who’s resourceful, flexible and enjoys working in a team and doesn’t hesitate to do that little bit extra, then you could make a real difference to our students with learning difficulties/disabilities. Whilst previous experience in Specialist Education is desirable it’s more about having a positive outlook and a good sense of humour.
Do you have experience of working with pupils with challenging behaviour?
Are you, child focused, resilient, self – motivated, innovative and skilled at engaging disaffected students?
If so, we would love to hear from you.
Not only will you have the privilege of working with wonderful Young People and fantastic colleagues, as part of Phoenix Learning and Care Group you will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Employee Pension Scheme
- Retail/High-street Shopping Vouchers
- Fully Paid Holiday allowance
- Employee Assistance Scheme
- Fully paid classroom based induction with extensive ongoing training programs
- Aid in obtaining extra qualifications and upskilling
- Internal progression
About Acorn School:
Acorn is an independent co-educational school which provides learning and supportive learning environment for students from Key Stage 2-4 with Social, Emotional, Mental Health difficulties, Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Specific Learning Difficulties.
We offer the opportunity to work within a truly therapeutic environment with teams dedicated to providing opportunities for children and young people to reach their individual potential; together with excellent employee benefits and opportunities for personal development.
‘We believe that all children & young people should be provided with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential; through building resilience, self-regulation and trusting relationships, we support our students to flourish; this promotes improved outcomes, attainment and self-esteem.’
Through honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork, we strive to promote a culture where ideas can blossom, every individual can flourish and outcomes for all can be met.
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
Phoenix Learning Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.