Teaching Assistant (SEND)
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Salary: PFT C2 £22,357 (£12,879 pro rata)
Hours: 25 hours per week Monday to Friday
Weeks per year: 39 weeks per year - Term time only
Job start: ASAP
Closing Date for Applications: 12pm, Friday 8th October 2021
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Mayplace Primary School for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant. An understanding of Autism and previous experience of using strategies to enable children to access the curriculum is essential. Experience of using PECS would be an advantage. Applicants with experience of supporting children with special educational needs in a school setting and who wish to develop their career will be considered.
Mayplace Primary is a fantastic school with amazing pupils. Our adventurous outdoor curriculum enables children to think creatively, problem solve and experience exciting learning opportunities. Our values of Leading Learning, Love of Learning, Team and Belonging provide a framework for our pupils which supports them in academic excellence as well as becoming clear thinkers who are collaborative with a strong moral compass.
We are an inclusive school which values difference. We understand that each of our children are individual and we seek to meet their needs through a curriculum which is vibrant, dynamic and practical. We know that children who enjoy their learning are engaged and therefore make the best progress; it is crucial to us that every child achieves the most that they can and becomes the best that they can be.
The school is part of the Primary First Trust, a primary only family of schools that has already demonstrated a commitment to improving standards and also working with effective professionals on career development both within their individual schools and the wider Trust.
Interview and Selection process: Tuesday 12th October 2021.
To apply for this vacancy please complete the attached application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form with your application. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm, Friday 8th October 2021. Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to Mayplace Primary School, Woodside Road, Barnehurst, DA7 6EQ.
The Primary First Trust and Mayplace Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; qualifications; medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references including their current employer.