Ysgol Tŷ Coch
Lansdale Drive, Tonteg, Pontypridd CF38 1PG
Headteacher: David Jenkins
Age Range: 3 – 19 years
Temporary Teaching Assistant – Level 1 (5 Posts)
Salary: Grade 3 - £18,562 x 76.82%, plus Special Class Allowance (£1,324 x 76.82% per annum)
32.5 Hours Per Week - Term Time Only
Required as soon as possible
Ysgol Tŷ Coch is a highly regarded, sector leading special school which caters for pupils with severe learning difficulties, Profound and Multiple learning difficulties and youngsters on the autistic spectrum. The school was judged to be ‘Excellent’ with ‘Excellent prospects for improvement’ by ESTYN in June 2017. The school currently operates from 3 sites. The main site is located in Tonteg with satellite provisions located in Buarth y Capel (Ynysybwl) and the Nantgarw campus of Coleg y Cymoedd. The successful candidate could be deployed in any of the three sites.
Due to an increase in pupil numbers and a change in the delivery of the curriculum, the Governing Body is seeking to appoint 5 enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistants (Level 1) to support high quality teaching and learning in our wonderful school. Experience of working with pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) is desirable. The successful candidates may be required to work across all sites of the school.
The post will be available ASAP although start dates are negotiable.
People wishing to apply should complete an application form highlighting how they meet the person specification and job description.
Interviews will be held at the school week commencing 18 October 2021
The closing date for applications is Friday 01st October 2021 at 12.00 noon.
PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK IS A CORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SCHOOL AND COUNCIL. IN ADDITION TO THIS SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY, THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE ROLE WILL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.
The Council and School values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.
An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.
Ysgol Ty Coch 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.