Temporary Teaching Assistants (one to one SEN support) required as soon as possible for Ofsted-rated 'Good' school
Could you be an enthusiastic and committed one to one Teaching Assistant and are you looking for a new challenge? Bell Farm, a large primary school with a Nursery and specialist (SEN) Centre, set in extensive grounds is looking for Teaching Assistants to support children with special educational needs.
One of these temporary roles will be for our SEN centre (The Hive), for children with communication and interaction needs that opened in 2020. We have a clear vision at Bell Farm, we believe that to prepare children for the future they are entitled to the best standards in education, and we endeavour to achieve academic excellence. The Hive will build on one of our main strengths of being an inclusive school. For this role, therefore, we are looking for someone who is passionate about inclusive education.
Bell Farm received a continuing ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in March 2019, with the inspection praising a “strongly inclusive culture” that “helps this large school to feel like a family where everyone is known, listened to and cared for.” Our beautiful grounds are enjoyed by friendly and polite pupils who are eager to learn, supported by a welcoming community of staff, parents and governors all working together.
Here’s a recent testimony from one of our HLTAs:
“That’s the thing about Bell Farm, you really feel like you are part of a community, as a parent and as a member of staff. The school equipped me with the support and knowledge that I needed to do my job well - each year brings new opportunities for staff to develop their professional career. I have never looked back and can truly say I love my job.”
We can offer you:
● Individually-tailored CPD; Bell Farm is committed to the development of inspired, confident and passionate support staff.
● A supportive and strong Senior Leadership Team that leads the school with clear goals.
● Free places at Breakfast Club for any children that attend Bell Farm during working hours.
● An Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
● MyBenefits: a reward scheme for employees of Surrey County Council.
● A weekly Business Manager award, to recognise a member of staff who has made an outstanding contribution to the team.
● A termly reward to a member of staff drawn at random from those with 100% attendance.
● An annual reward to all members of staff with 100% attendance.
● Free teas and coffees during breaks.
These temporary appointments will be Monday to Friday for 32.5 hours a week, term-time only (including three INSET days a year). The working hours for these roles is 8.20am to 3.20pm, including a midday meal and play supervision and half an hour unpaid lunch break. These are temporary positions, attached to children with special education needs (SEN), that will come to an end when each respective child leaves the school. We have a number of children that require support.
The annual salary for these roles is as per PS3 on the Surrey Pay Scale. As these are term time only roles the actual annual salary paid is within the range of £13,846 - £14,572, which is pro-rata of the full time equivalent (FTE) of £18,013 to £18,957.
On your application form, please specify if you are interested in a one to one Teaching Assistant role in 'The Hive' or in the main school.
We’re situated less than a mile from both Hersham and Walton-on-Thames train stations, with fast trains into Waterloo taking just 26 minutes. Often featured on lists of the best places to live and raise a family, Walton-on-Thames is renowned for its pretty towpath, open spaces and friendly pubs, shops and cafes.
Closing date: 8am on Monday 27 September 2021
Interviews will be held on Thursday 30 September 2021
At interview you will be required to undertake a 10-minute teaching task (which you should prepare and bring with you) with a group of 4 children in a specified year group. The focus of the task should be on either literacy or numeracy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the school.
Bell Farm Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and if necessary will need to complete, satisfactorily, a childcare (disqualification) regulation, staff declaration form.