Calcot Services for Children.
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Dorney - commutable distance from Slough and Windsor.
Full time: 40 hours per week – Term time only - 8.30AM to 4.30PM - Monday to Friday
Eton Dorney is a therapeutic school that specialises in meeting the needs of neuro diverse young people with needs such as, developmental language delay, higher-functioning autism and language/communication difficulties which put their emotional and mental health at risk.
Established in 2018 we place an equal emphasis on the educational, social, and psychological development of our young people. The key to the success of the school is a strong ethos, developed by a highly experienced and capable staff, and the strength of the relationships between the staff and the young people.
We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum with a positive focus on Empowerment, Independence and Accreditation that will enable the best transition into the next phase of their educational setting or employment.
This family focused school has a happy and positive atmosphere in which children can fulfil their potential and grow in self-confidence with respect for the people and environment around them. We have recently expanded to have places for 50 young people, taught in classes of no more than 8 and work with a highly skilled therapeutic and education team.
About the role
Working under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, Lead Teaching Assistant or Deputy Head Teacher:
Planning & Expectations
Working within the school’s policies and procedures to:
- Promote equal opportunities for all pupils
- To contribute to discussions, with the teacher and Lead TA, on the development of work programmes, work activities and support programmes for pupils
- Contribute to the preparation of teaching resources and materials
- Provide feedback to pupils and the teacher
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
Professional Values & Practice
- Have high expectations of all pupils and assist the promotion/reinforcement of pupil’s self esteem
- Respect pupils’ social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds
- Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treating them consistently, with respect and consideration and to be concerned for their development as learners
- Demonstrate and promote the same positive values, attitudes and behaviour that are expected from pupils
- Work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of all pupils (inc SEN pupils)
- Carry out all aspects of the role effectively and to seek help, advice or guidance as necessary
- To maintain a safe environment for pupils, staff and visitors to the school
- Supervise pupils off site on school trips and other external visits
- To provide welfare support for pupils
In return we offer
- Excellent working conditions within beautiful surrounding and countryside.
- Small group teaching and excellently resourced school.
- Highly competitive benefits package.
- Comprehensive induction and robust appraisal systems.
- Excellent training and development opportunities.
- Sponsorship for nationally accredited qualifications.
- Leadership and management qualifications.
- Contributory Pension Scheme.
- Opportunities for promotion across the group.
Calcot Services for Children are committed to ensuring that all positions are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Calcot services for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School 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.