Do you want to be part of a fun, supportive and hugely dedicated team?
Do you want to work in a unique environment where no two days are the same?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
If the answer is YES keep reading to learn more about this exciting opportunity…
A residential special school for young people aged from 5-19 years with Special Educational Needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech & Language Disorders, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), communication needs, therapeutic needs (including speech and language and sensory processing needs), and associated challenging behaviour.
Given the wide range of young people’s needs, and in order to successfully support young people with behaviours of concern, the school benefits from a creative and bespoke curriculum, a working onsite farm, small class sizes, and a multi-disciplinary approach (including a therapy team). It also relies upon a group of highly skilled teaching assistants that bring ideas, new activities and enthusiasm into the classroom, whilst working alongside a range of other professionals. This approach makes the School a fantastic place to work, thrive and learn!
Experience and Description of Role:
Experience of working as a TA within a school setting is essential for candidates and it is preferable if you have some SEN experience. It is desirable that you have knowledge and understanding of SEN, however a passion for learning, an engaging personality and resilience can be a good alternative!
In return for your desire to educate those with additional learning needs, you will receive fantastic support, career development opportunities, and you will work as part of an expansive team that makes a significant difference to the lives of some very unique young people.
Team Teach & NAPPI training (or similar training) are highly desirable but not essential as training can be provided. If you are successful for the role, then a temp to permanent scheme is put in place, this is agreed with the client.
Full time and Part time work available (Min of 2/3 days per week).
Monday to Thursdays (Term Time) 8.15-4.15pm.
Fridays (term time) 8.15-3pm.
Term time holidays are different at this school, so please remember to check holiday dates once you have applied for the role.
What will the school offer you?
- Access to external support through the Wellness Scheme
- Robust support from a large and diverse staff team and access to information, and support, on the Bladon well-being portal
- The Bladon well-being perks (e.g. free staff lunches, well-being boxes, termly vouchers for beauty treatments, plus much more)
- Internal training relevant to the role (e.g. Safeguarding training, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) training, Behaviour support training / Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention (NAPPI) training, plus lots more)
- Discount Scheme
- Opportunities to gain experience in order to further your career
- Making a difference to the lives of young people … every day!
Apply NOW and we will contact you to scheudle an appointment!
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.