Hornchurch Academy Trust
Whybridge Junior School
Essex RM13 7AH
Tel: 01708 552870
Head of School: Mrs S Warshow.
SEN Teaching Assistant (support 1:1 with a named child)
Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, 8.45am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday
Grade: Scale 3, Point 5-6
Pro-rata salary: £20,919 p.a - £21,235 p.a (FTE £27,030 p.a - £27,438 p.a)
Contract: Temporary for 2 terms in the first instance, with a possibility of the contract being extended
To Start: ASAP
Whybridge Junior School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and vibrant school. You will join a strong and supportive team of staff within an Academy that is committed to providing a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment for our pupils and staff. Whybridge Junior School is part of Hornchurch Academy Trust which offers excellent opportunities for training, support, career development and sharing best practice amongst its six schools.
As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you will be prepared to work in a challenging but enjoyable work environment and will be joining a supportive team committed to inclusion.
As a 1:1 Teaching Assistant, you will play a key role in supporting the learning of an individual pupil with SEMH needs within the classroom environment. In addition, this role would involve providing additional intervention outside of the classroom under the direction of the class teacher.
Experience of working with children with SEND and delivering intervention is desirable.
The successful candidate will:
- be a proactive, positive role model for pupils
- ideally have some experience of working one to one with children
- be committed, flexible and reliable
- work well in a team with a consistent positive attitude
- work under the direction of the class teacher, whilst also showing initiative to tailor learning experiences to the needs of the child
- be passionate about working with children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
- show empathy and communicate effectively with pupil, parents and staff.
The ideal candidate would have:
- Experience in supporting pupils with SEND
- Good sense of humour
- Ability to create and maintain relationships
- Patience and resilience
About the school - what you will get from us
Please visit our school website to get a good idea of what happens at our school………because there is always lots going on!
We are a growing school (gradually expanding to 3 FE since Sept 2020, situated in the heart of South Hornchurch). Ofsted recently graded the school ‘GOOD’ (Oct 2019) and we were listed #111 of the best schools nationally in the Sunday Times: Good Schools Guide 2021.
Our pupils are warm, polite, friendly and developing in a positive learning culture. We like to celebrate success and recognise achievements across the curriculum.
We strongly advise that you visit us to get a better flavour for life at Whybridge and to meet our wonderful children and friendly team! Please telephone the school office on 01708 552870 to make an appointment.
If you believe you are the right candidate, please get in touch with us – we would love to hear from you!
Please apply online.
Closing date: Wednesday 29th November 2023 at 9.00am
Interviews: Friday 1st December 2023