We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly skilled Specialist Teaching Assistant to join our highly successful school. The successful applicant will support students’ learning with VI to ensure participation, engagement and enjoyment of the curriculum and school life. This will be achieved by providing class support, small group work and individual programmes of learning.
If you have a minimum of 5 A*-C including English & Maths, and a Higher Level NVQ, Level 4 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification/experience, patience, commitment and excellent communication skills, and are prepared to work hard to have a positive impact on our students, this is the job for you.
You must meet the Higher Level Teaching Assistants Standards or hold an equivalent qualification. You will be required to hold or be willing to work towards the Grade 1 Braille qualification and achieve Grade 2 within 2 years if appointed to a permanent post. You must have knowledge of the impact of vision loss upon learning and development, a good understanding of child development, learning processes and barriers to learning and have worked with appropriate programmes and strategies. Experience of working with visually impaired children and young people is essential along with use of specialist resources and technologies relevant to the post e.g. screen readers, large print, magnification software. We offer excellent achievement and development opportunities.
Salary: Grade E SCP: 17 - 21 (£18,672 - £20,541) pro rata
Hours per week: 32.5 for 39 weeks per year
Cowbridge Comprehensive 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.