Norlington School and 6th Form
Teaching Assistant to support students with an EHC Plan
Pay Scale 3 point 5-6
Annual Salary: £22,185 - £22,585 (full-time equivalent)
Actual Annual Salary: £17,886 - £18,219 Fixed Term
Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boy’s school with a mixed 6th form school. Over the past 5 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement.
Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted;
'The progress of all groups of pupils...including the most able, is strong'
'Staff....enjoy being part of the school with it's distinctive family ethos'
'The behaviour of students around the school is calm and orderly'
(Ofsted October 2018)
We are currently seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our Inclusion Department for the second half of the Spring term and the Summer term 2022. The role will involve working alongside teachers to support students with SEN in a wide variety of subjects and providing targeted intervention programmes at lunchtime, before and after school to support students to improve the skills they need to become effective learners in the classroom and successful adults.
The school is committed to providing all staff with excellent professional development and the Inclusion department has regular training sessions which focus on developing the skills needed to ensure we are an outstanding team who continue to achieve above average outcomes for students with additional needs. This post would be equally suited to high quality candidates committed to a TA career or an ambitious graduate with an interest in building up school experience prior to teacher training.
The successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and a clear empathy for 11-18 year olds. Training and/or experience in supporting students with additional learning needs such as Moderate Learning Difficulties; Global Developmental Delay; ASD; ADD/ADHD; Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties; and/or Literacy Difficulties would be essential. Experience of working with EAL students would be an advantage.
You will work 32.5 hours per week. 8.45am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and alternate Fridays 8.45am to 1.45pm/3.15pm – term-time only (46.6 weeks per year).
Throughout the year there are 3 Twilight sessions which are compulsory.
Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils. Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
The closing date for this post is at 12pm on 7th February 2022.