Education Support Champion (ASC Specialist) x 2
(one permanent, one maternity cover)
Salary: Actual salary £14,975 - £16,534 (FTE £19,945 - £22,021)
Working Pattern: Term time plus TD days
32.5 hours per week
Start date: As soon as possible
The Governing Body, Trust and Headteacher seek to appoint two inspiring Education Support Champions within our ASC Centre. One role is permanent and the second is fixed term to provide maternity leave cover.
A mainstream unit for selected pupils with Autism opened within our school in September 2003. We have 15 students within this specialist environment. The ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) centre is a purpose built building with excellent facilities and resources as well as having a superb reputation in the area for the provision it provides for nurturing the students within the centre to achieve their full potential both academically and socially.
You must have experience of working as a Teaching Assistant and experience of working with ASC students would be advantageous and desirable. The ideal candidate will already have or be willing to obtain NVQ Level 3 TA qualification. Working Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours per week (8.30am to 3.30pm with the exception of 8.30am to 1.30pm every other Friday) with a 20-minute lunch break. This role is term time only plus Teacher Development days. For this demanding role the successful applicant must have good organisational skills, flexible working practices, patience, persistence and the ability to build working relationships with students, staff and parents. First aid would be an advantage as well as restraint training, however for the right candidate we would offer training for this.
We can offer you:
- the opportunity to work with an incredibly strong, talented and committed team
- excellent facilities and resources
- an ambitious and dedicated student community with supportive parents
- high quality CPD to develop your career
- extended opportunities to network across the RLT
In January we set the new vision – “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition”
and a new mission statement – “to champion each and every student”.
Kingsdown School is part of a Multi Academy Trust and joined the River Learning Trust on the 1st September 2017. The successful applicant will join the School as a River Learning Trust employee. Applications will only be accepted on a Kingsdown School application form via Eteach.
If you have not heard from us shortly after the closing date please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 25th September at 8.00am.
Interview date - to be confirmed.
No agencies please. CVs will not be accepted.
Kingsdown School is a mixed 11-16 Academy situated on the eastern outskirts of Swindon. The most recent OFSTED inspection commented “Leaders provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced. A notable strength of the school is its care for pupils facing particular difficulties, the work the school does to support pupils’ personal development and well-being is good.”
Kingsdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Kingsdown School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.