We are looking for a talented, hard-working and motivated individual to join us as a teaching assistant.
Caldicot School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive serving the local and wider community. The school has over 1300 students and is situated between Chepstow and Newport, with easy access via the M4 corridor and on the northern side of the Severn Estuary. The school is at an exciting stage in its history. In September 2017, the school moved to a new £36m purpose-built site and now boasts some of the finest facilities in the country. In June 2019, a formal partnership between Caldicot School and The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School in Cardiff was established, with a shared executive model of leadership. Since this time, there has been a significant number of changes at the school which has supported rapid improvements in provision and outcomes. This includes a new staffing structure, with clear career progression routes for staff, as well as a refined curriculum, designed to strengthen knowledge, understanding and skills. Students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and the school's commitment to a values-driven education helps shape students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work!
About the role
The inclusion department supports students within our unique specialist resource base (SRB). The SRB caters for students with a range of complex learning and physical needs. In addition, members of the team also support a number of students within mainstream learning. At present, the SRB has approximately 10 students within each year group. However, owing to the individual needs of students, classes are grouped by ‘stage of learning’ as opposed to ‘curriculum age’. A team of subject specialists work with students to offer a meaningful curriculum that prepares them for the next stage in their development and, ultimately, adult life. The successful post holder will work with class teachers to support individual students and classes to help students overcome barriers to learning. The post would suit an individual with experience of working with students with additional learning needs in either a primary or secondary setting. All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction, which includes an allocated member of staff to support with the operational elements of joining a new school, as well as a tailored support package to meet individual needs.
Closing date for applications: 20th May 2021 at 12 noon.
Caldicot 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.