Note: Applicants will be considered as applications are received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.
We at Brunel Academies Trust are a proud, growing educational community with a vision of “no barriers, only potential”. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people (CYP) whether they are within our SEND provisions or mainstream schools.
As a developing Multi Academy Trust, now is an exciting time to join our experienced Class Teacher for our BASIS Comets Class; a growing SEND class offering a robust Early Years curriculum to a small cohort of children aged 4 – 7; who require additional support due to autism or other more complex needs. This is as much a challenging as rewarding role, and you will be part of a dedicated and supportive team of SEND experienced education professionals to deliver through nurture and play, opportunities for our children to explore and learn through their dedicated EHCP.
With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our pupils, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at Comets Class strive to meet the end goal of our Trust; to collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our pupils have the education they deserve.
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include:
- Contribute to the monitoring and delivery of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s) Advise on and implement People policies effectively within the EPs, such as working practices, recruitment, absence management, accurate pay, Equality & Diversity and terms and conditions of employment
- In agreement with the class teacher, and where appropriate, communication with parents and other designated carers about the care and education of their children
- Under the professional direction of a class teacher, undertake a range of teaching and learning activities with whole classes, specified groups, or individual pupils
- In consultation with the class teacher, ensure that all learning resources and materials are appropriate and relevant to pupil’s level of need. This includes the preparation, setting out and clearing away of teaching aids, during and between lessons
- In the absence of the class teacher lead the class team effectively and ensure all pupils make good progress and are kept safe
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Ideally qualified to NVQ L3 or working towards
- Experience of working with SEND children of Primary age
- Secure knowledge of SEND and Autism & evidence of attending relevant school INSET
- Collaborative and committed to a creative, solutions focused approach with Safeguarding children at the forefront of Comet Class’s needs
- Able to follow instructions and work independently as required
- Clear understanding of the current Early Years Foundation Stage framework
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
Hours: 35 pw
Location: All Aboard Nursery site, Headlands Industrial Estate, Swindon
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to recruitment @brunelsenmat.org.uk.
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.