We are seeking to appoint a number of permanent Teaching Assistants to Kingsweston School. The roles are 32.5 hours a week, term time only. The salary is Bristol Grade 8, actual pro rata annual salary range is £16,841 - £18,229 paid over 12 months.
Why work at Kingsweston?
Judged to be a GOOD school, Ofsted reported that Kingsweston’s “dedicated team of highly professional and skilled staff enables pupils to grow in self-esteem and flourish. Staff are kind, thoughtful and look out for each other too. This is a school where pupils and staff alike enjoy coming to learn and work.”
Our school operates on a 2 strand model, the SLD strand (severe learning difficulties) and the ASC strand (autism spectrum condition) and in addition the school has a provision called The KEEP.
Further information about the 2 strands and The KEEP are available within Information for Applicants document.
Given the importance of the Teaching Assistant role we are looking for some core knowledge, skills and experience.
experience in working with children and young people with special educational needs
ability to work as part of a hard-working dedicated team, developing and maintaining relationships with colleagues at all levels
ability to work on own initiative and a willingness to contribute meaningfully to the team
commitment to further learning and development, being open to learn new ways of doing things and sharing your knowledge and experience with others
enjoy variety and new challenges and have the confidence to ask for help when needed
ability to be self-reflective, to be curious about how the child sees you and also how they see the world around them
be resilient and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
and most importantly, an enthusiasm and willingness to acknowledge our pupils as precious, central to all we do, and hold great aspirations for them.
If you believe that you could work with us to continue to make a difference to the lives of our children and young people and you want to work in a really supportive school then we are eager to hear from you.
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 2nd December 2019 at 2.00pm.
Interviews will be timetabled to take place on Tuesday 10th December and Wednesday 11th December. Shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allocated a strand to be interviewed for, based on their skills and experience.
Kingsweston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and staff and expects all members of our community to share this commitment. This post will be subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS clearance and a health assessment.
Kingsweston 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.