Western Learning Federation
Executive Headteacher: Mr Wayne Murphy
Head of School: Mrs Deborah Herald
Post No: ED50260565
Senior Teaching Assistant
12 month temporary contract (Maternity Cover)
Grade 5, Scale points 11 - 19
£21,116 to £24,799 (+ SEN Allowance £457) pro-rata
39 weeks (32.5 hours) term time only
Required to start 2nd November 2020
The three federated schools are progressing with their exciting journey. The appointed member of staff will be based at Riverbank School; however, the newly appointed person would be employed by the federation.
We require a senior teaching assistant to join this vibrant special school at an exciting time in its development as we look towards the pending build of our new state of the art building.
Riverbank School provides for the needs of 70 pupils, aged 4-11. The majority of our pupils have a diagnosis of either SLD, GLD, ASC or SpLD and can sometimes display multifaceted behaviours.
Significant experience of working with pupils who have special educational needs is essential. Successful applicants must be able to work in a team and show initiative. Please refer to Job Description and personal specification attached.
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
The posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks and candidates must register with the Education Workforce Council.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to the school by the closing date.
Completed application forms to be emailed to Deborah Herald or posted to Deborah Herald, Head of School, c/o Riverbank School, Western Learning Federation, Vincent Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5AQ.
Please note that all applications will be responded to in September and not during the summer holidays.
Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role may be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact the Head of School for a discussion.
Closing date: Wednesday 16th September at 12pm
Shortlisting date: Friday 18th September (PM)
Interview date: Thursday 24th September
Start date: Monday 2nd November
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.