TEACHING ASSISTANT (Level-2)
NJC Pay Scale (Points 3 to 5 at £9.36 to £9.74/hour), term time only, plus one-week
From 1 September 2020 on a one-year fixed-term contract initially
The Governing Body are looking to appoint a passionate and forward thinking TA to be part of a brand new special school opening in Blackpool on 1 September 2020. This is a unique opportunity to develop a successful school from its infancy. Lotus School will cater for up to 48 pupils ranging from Year 6 to Year 11 who have an EHCplan with a primary need of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). In our first year we will be admitting up to 22 pupils from Year 6 to Year 8.
At Lotus we understand that for some children, their journey so far has been difficult, but this can change, and with patience and the right support, every pupil can thrive and learn. The pupils are at the centre of all decisions regarding the school, and both the building and the curriculum offer have been carefully designed to take into account the specific needs of these vulnerable learners.
This will be an important role within school and will support the Headteacher in driving forward the vision and ethos of the school.
Lotus school is part of the Champion Education Trust, which currently has two secondary schools located in Blackburn. Both schools have been graded 'Good' in their latest OFSTED inspections and both are oversubscribed. The Champion Education Trust are passionate about all pupils achieving highly and going beyond what others thought possible, regardless of background, need or prior attainment, in a culture of high expectations and support. Although in the formative stages of setting up, this is an exciting time to join a developing Trust whose ethos and values are to support pupils to be “the best that they can be.”
Those with passion, enthusiasm and the determination to make a difference to student outcomes should apply. For more information regarding the school please contact the Headteacher, Rachel Kenworthy via the school website.
Lotus 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.