The Federation of Towers Schools
Towers Infant & Junior Schools
Osborne Road/Windsor Road
RM11 1HP/RM11 1PD
Head Teacher Infant School – Ms LJ Blurton
Required: Experienced Teaching Assistant to work with assigned children from September 2022 Fixed term contract - named contract
Grade 1/2 Points 1 -5
Hours: 5 x afternoons 18.75hpw (including lunch duty) per week x 38 weeks per year
Actual salary: £9,244 - £9,831 p.a. (18.75hpw)
We are looking for an inspiring and talented learning support assistant with the necessary skills/experience or willingness to learn to work with children that have social and communication needs. We require someone who will nurture the child in their care, get to know them but also be firm and consistent with expectations.
Support and training from in ‘house’ will be provided alongside working with the local authority advisory teacher for social and communication needs.
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in delivering a range of interventions and will be forward thinking, progressive and understand Section E of an EHCP, and how the role, pays a vital part in supporting the pupil in their care. This role may include intimate care and support and training will be provided by the health team within the local authority. Please note applicants should be already hold a professional qualification, be enrolled on a Teaching Assistant course or with a willingness to undertake a relevant TA qualification. NVQ Level 2 and 3.
We need someone that will go the extra mile for our children, with bundles of energy, who is prepared to administer personal care should the child require it, who will take a pro-active approach to support the children, getting to know individual assigned children in liaison with parents/carers, our SENDCo and the assigned class teacher.
Towers is a very special, creative place to work each day and our children and staff are what makes it so special – they are our unique selling points.
Across the Federation of schools, we really do BUILD our futures together, and whilst there are two schools, we have ONE vision. Adults and children share the same vision: Be Respectful, working in Unity, Independent, Love of Learning and Determination. If you share these values and have suitable, relevant experience of supporting children with complex needs we would love to hear from you
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please call us 01708 447 407 and ask to speak with our Head Teacher, Ms Blurton. Visits also are very welcome.
Please ensure in your application form you refer to job specification when completing your supporting statement.
Closing Date: 4th August 10.00am
Interview will include, planned task delivery. Meeting with a group of children and formal interview.