Teaching Assistant - Band E
Post title: Teaching Assistant (Band E)
Location: Becton School (Kenwood), Sheffield, S11 9AQ
Hours: 32.5 hrs p/w, Permanent, Term Time plus 5 INSET days
Salary: Band E - £20,494 – £22,183 FTE equates to £15,880 - £17,189 pro rata
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: Sunday 18th September 2022
Short Listing: Monday 19th September 2022
Interview date: W/C 26th September 2022
Are you looking for a creative and diverse role within a dynamic team?
Are you excited by all of the opportunities, challenges and rewards of working with children and young people with complex Special Educational Needs?
Then The Kenwood Centre may be exactly what you are looking for…
The Kenwood Centre is part of Becton School and Nexus Multi-Academy Trust, based in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield. We are currently expanding our provision, so we need more great teaching assistants to join our growing team. Every day we make a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people in our community, all of whom have EHCPs, with a diagnosis or traits of Autism and other related Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
We are looking to appoint teaching assistants who have a real passion to support and enable the learning and development of the children and young people at The Kenwood Centre. As part of Becton School and Nexus Multi-Academy-Trust, we provide education for children and young people with EHCPs and a diagnosis or traits of Autism.
This position will appeal to experienced teaching assistants and, in particular, individuals who have other skills to offer like a background in enrichment and wider extra-curricular activities, as we feel these attributes will complement the role well. We are looking for practitioners who have an innovative, energetic and resilient approach to their work and who aren’t afraid to think of new and interesting approaches to the provision and support we offer.
The successful candidate will work alongside teachers and other team members at the Kenwood Centre in Nether Edge, based at Kenwood House (2 Clifford Road, Sheffield, S11 9AQ) and/or Moncrieffe House (9 Moncrieffe Road, Sheffield, S7 1HQ).
Whether you are an experienced teaching assistant who has worked within specialist educational needs or someone who has exceptional vocational skills and a real drive to make a difference in children’s lives, you must be able to provide our children with aspirations and skills for their futures and you must be able to promote an exceptionally positive culture in everything you do.
We are looking to appoint highly professional and efficient Teaching Assistants.
You will need to demonstrate that you:
- Have GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 or above in Mathematics or English or equivalent qualification
- Are Team Teach/Advanced Team Teach or equivalent trained or are willing to undertake training
- Have experience of supporting children with special educational needs and challenging behaviour
Including Autism in a mainstream, resource base or special school setting
- Have the skills to place pupil learning at the centre of all your practice.
- Have the ability to make sound judgements on attainment & progress of students, assess and celebrate in their success.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others
- Have experience of delivering a diverse package of learning & pastoral support to pupils.
- Have the ability to set appropriate and challenging targets for yourself and others
- Have the ability to make and take decisions both individually and as part of a team.
- Have the ability to contribute to and share quality practice with other TA’s, teachers and the team.
- Have the commitment to partnership between staff, parents and students
- Are committed to supporting the aims of the academy
Becton School is a unique, complex, caring and wonderful place. We are proud of our great reputation with children and families, other professionals, other agencies and Sheffield Local Authority. Our shared vision for Nexus Multi-Academy Trust is that we are constantly "Learning together, to be the best we can be". This vision is what we aspire for and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families. We are fully committed to partnerships and all of the educational benefits of collaborative working. You can find out more at: www.nexusmat.org
What you can expect
- An exciting opportunity to join a brand-new school with strong partnerships to the academy schools’ network and other local schools and organisations
- A high priority to your own learning, including access to tailored CPD and coaching
- Leading employment benefits including access to pension scheme and employee assistance programmes
- Opportunities to grow your career and for professional development as we encourage collaboration between our academies
- An opportunity to join a team of dedicated and hard-working professionals who put our pupils at the center of everything they do and are constantly striving to improve their knowledge, skills and practice
How to Apply
To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Becton School website
Completed application forms are to be returned via email to Julie Ramsden on Kenwood@nexusmat.org
All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.
If you would like an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact the office on 0114 255 7679.
Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.
This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.