Senior Teaching Assistant
required at The Fusion Academy - a brand new school for young people with communication & interaction difficulties/ autism aged 7-19 (key stages 2-5)
Salary: Grade 7
This equates to £16,991 per annum
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Start date: ASAP
As a Senior Teaching Assistant, you will support Class Teachers in enabling children and young people with a wide range of needs to succeed at school. You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for planning learning sequences (with support from the teacher), preparing resources and directing classroom support staff. You will also be required to support our outreach transition for individual pupils which may include working in their homes or other venues in the community. It will therefore be necessary to have a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance.
You may be required to be involved with planning and delivering teaching for some sessions within the week if teachers are absent from school for a short time or undertaking meetings within school time.
Each Senior Teaching Assistant will also have a whole school responsibility in a specialist area and part of their week will involve delivering 1:1 or group interventions in this area, as well as offering advice to other staff.
The successful applicant must be committed to providing the best possible education to children and young people with communication and interaction needs/ autism. They must be understanding of the complex difficulties our students face and passionate about breaking down barriers to give them the best possible chances in life.
We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who works well with others.
You must be confident in leading teaching sessions and running 1:1 and group sessions - demonstrating initiative, organisation, resourcefulness and flexibility
Skills and experience in communication and interaction needs/autism would be of benefit, however, there will be a full induction programme for staff when they start at the school. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.
As a result of their special educational needs, many of our students will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenging behaviours. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.
The Fusion Academy shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.
Closing Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020
Interviews: w/c 26th October 2020
Please note - if you have not heard by Tuesday 27th October unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.
The Fusion Academy 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.