New opening at Knaphill Federation of Schools
Vacancy: Teaching Assistant
Academy School: Knaphill Junior School
Hours: 31.25 hour per week for 38.6 weeks per year (term time and 3 INSET days)
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm (including an unpaid 30-minute lunch break)
Salary Range: PS3 (1-3 points) full-time equivalent £19,313 - £20,257 per annum
Actual Annual Salary (Pro-rata): £14,274 - £14,972 per annum (dependent on experience)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Knaphill Federation of Schools is part of the Bright Futures Learning Trust. We are a split site Infant (Knaphill Lower School) and Junior School (Knaphill School) in Knaphill, Woking.
We are a warm and friendly Federation of schools; we are very proud to be a fully inclusive school which caters for varying additional needs of our children. We strive to equip all children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to enable them to be the best they can be.
We are looking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Teaching Assistant who has experience in working with children with additional needs to join our team at the Junior School. Working closely with and supported by the Class Teacher and an experienced SENCO, your role will provide additional academic and emotional support for a child. The role may include a mixture of one-to-one support, small group work, or specific interventions, both in and out of the classroom setting, as well as lunchtime supervision.
This is a part-time, temporary role, which will continue whilst the school receives additional funding and/or the child needs additional support. More information regarding this will be discussed with any candidate interested in the role.
Our ambitious culture is reinforced with professional development opportunities for all our staff and training will be provided according to the role.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Experience of ASD and ADHD
- A passion and enthusiasm to work with children
- A positive, patient and nurturing approach towards children
- Be confident, able to work one-to-one and deal with challenging situations
- Desire and ability to contribute fully to school life and work effectively as part of a team
- Have high expectations of self and others
- Forward thinking and dynamic
- Have a flexible, can-do attitude
- Ability to communicate with children, staff and parents
We can offer you:
- An experienced, supportive senior leadership team
- Regular training including professional development as part of the whole school
- Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications with opportunities to follow career pathways across the trust
- A friendly team with a focus on the personal development of every child
- A commitment to the wellbeing of both children and staff
- Children who are eager to learn and rewarding to teach
This is a fulfilling position that will give you the opportunity to improve children’s educational outcomes.
Application closing date: Midday 28th February 2023
An early application is recommended as candidates will be assessed and shortlisted as their application is received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Bright Futures Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children within our care in line with all school policies and procedures and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.
Bright Futures Learning Trust aims to be an equal opportunities employer, and selects staff on merit, irrespective of race, sex, disability, or age.