Western Learning Federation
Executive Headteacher: Mr Wayne Murphy
Woodlands School (Special School)
Cardiff CF5 5AQ
Head of School: Mrs Siân Thomas
Post Number: ED50196160
Teaching Assistant (Temporary and Permanent Post)
– 32.5 hours (39 weeks)
Grade 3, Scale points 3 – 6
£18,562 - £19,698 (Plus SEN Allowance £498) pro-rata
Required to start as soon as possible.
The three federated schools are progressing with their exciting journey. The positions will be based at Woodlands School (Special School). However, as standard practice, newly appointed members of staff will be employed by the Federation.
Woodlands School is seeking to appoint a self-motivated, self-disciplined colleague who is driven to do the best they can. In return our school is a positive and energetic place that feels good about itself. Our pupils are taught in an encouraging atmosphere surrounded by the aspirations and opportunities that allows them to develop as highly competent, resilient and determined young people.
We are looking for Teaching Assistants who value the success of their colleagues as much as their own, and whilst setting high standards for behaviour, ensures that every pupil is treated with respect and feels included. Our team is supportive of each other and innovation is encouraged with talents and ideas nurtured. We create a safe learning environment for all who work here. Our Leadership Team strive to create a no fear culture where open and honest self-reflection is expected for improvement and where excellence and going the extra mile is rewarded.
This is a role for visionary practitioners who are excited about the future of education in Wales and the development of our new school build with a state-of-the-art setting.
If you are excited about the possibilities and share our vision for an excellent school then we very much welcome an application to join us.
These posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.
Internal candidates who wish to apply for these positions on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
These vacancies are suitable for post share.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to the school by the closing date.
Completed application forms to be emailed to Robert Monteith, Business Manager, at school
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately, we are not accepting applications via post.
Closing date: Friday 10th September 2021 – mid-day
Shortlisting date: Week commencing 13th September 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 20th September 2021
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.
Woodlands High 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.