Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding post and seeking a career in special education in an Outstanding School?
Due to a significant expansion in pupil numbers Moorcroft School is looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to join the school. We are seeking applications not only from people wanting to develop as teaching assistants, but also from graduates who are considering a teaching career in special education.
Salary information: Scale 3, £19,057 - £19,402 per annum + Special schools allowance £1,137 (Dependent upon qualification and experience);
Working hours: 36 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year.
Moorcroft is a school for Secondary age young people with Severe, Complex and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, and ASD. We are part of a multi academy trust with 6 other special schools and are planning to open two new free schools in the next few years. We provide a high quality education for all of our students and have recently been judged as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.
As a teaching assistant you will be supporting a teacher by working with pupils individually and in small groups. There will be opportunities to contribute to cross-school teams both in school and throughout the Academy. There is a wealth of expertise in the Academy with opportunities for training and professional development.
We currently have several permanent positions available. We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking people, with a passion for young people with Learning Difficulties, to join our team of Teaching Assistants. We are particularly looking for candidates seeking a challenge by working with young people with challenging behaviour or graduates looking for a teaching career in special education sometime in the future.
Moorcroft has recently launched an initiative for graduate teaching assistants where you can gain experience of leading a class before applying for a recognised teacher training course. For those who prefer a career as a teaching assistant, we offer opportunities to become a TA2 where you are responsible for supporting a specialism in a classroom setting.
We are offer a comprehensive and bespoke induction programme for all new staff. If you would like to discuss this post further please contact the school by contacting the office (details to be found on Crinkle Recruitment).
Closing Date: Friday 10th December 2021;
Interviews: W/C Monday 13th December 2021.
The Eden Academy Trust may, from time to time, require an employee to be relocated temporarily or permanently to one of its other schools. Any proposal to relocate will be carried out with due consultation and reasonable notice.
Moorcroft 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.