SEND Teaching Assistant
Location - Warrington, UK
The Education Network is currently seeking an experienced KS2 Teaching Assistant for a very well respected SEND School in the central Warrington area, to work with their KS2 ASD Unit (class of 6 students). You will have a calm, but pro-active manner to support the students both in their play and learning. This specific position will commence at the end of January 2021, and could continue until the end of the academic year (or beyond) for the right candidate-as such, CVs need to be submitted before the 14th January. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience within a fantastic school specialising in educating students with Complex Learning Needs. Their aim is to help children become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society. The school has consistently been rated as 'Excellent' in the last 3 OfSted inspections. The school caters for students from EYFS up to A-Level (having a shared VI Form facility on site).
You will have experience of, and enjoy working with students who have complex SEND learning requirements-gained either in a similar school environment, or as a parent/guardian/carer. If you have experience of intimate care, this would be advantageous to work with some specific students-but it is not essential. Also having a recent Team-Teach Certificate would again be advantageous, but not necessarily essential. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience within a very pro-active school, with strong community links, an excellent reputation, and an ethos to encourage students to enjoy their learning environment. The school is easily accessible by public transport (bus/train), should you not have access to your own vehicle.
We regularly recruit good Teaching Assistants for the school to assist on a day-to-day basis, and to cover longer term roles as they become available-many of which have led on to permanent positions within the school.
You will work under the guidance of teaching staff, to support the student in and out of the classroom. You should have good communication skills as you will have to liaise between both the student and class teachers. If you believe in working collaboratively with all staff to make a positive contribution to the learning and development of students, then we want to hear from you.
We also recruit for other similar roles in specific SEND schools in Warrington, Runcorn, Northwich-as well as mainstream SEND Departments in both the Primary & Secondary sectors.
The successful candidates will:
- Have previous experience of working in a similar environment, or with those with similar needs
- A willingness to participate in relevant training and development opportunities
- Be keen to learn and develop professionally
- Be able to work on their own initiative, as well as collaboratively
- Be pro-active team members, committed to raising standards and achievements of all students
- Have a passion for education that shows in your approach and methodology
In return, whilst working for The Education Network you will have access to:
-A designated Consultant, providing support throughout your assignment
-Ongoing, free CPD via Educare-a nationally recognised education training provider:
Safeguarding Young People
Child Protection in Education
First Aid Essentials
To express interest, please submit a CV via the link below, and if suitably qualified our consultant will contact you to further discuss these roles. If you wish to specifically discuss whether your experience is suitable for these types of position, please call Eileen Norris on 01925 247820
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to these vacancies.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.
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