1:1 Teaching Assistant – Worcester

Posted 2 months ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Worcester
£10 - £11 per hour
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Job Description

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Location: Worcester
Full time
Permanent
September start

Twenty4Seven is working along side a bespoke education facility that is focused on providing individual educational requirements for students. Their teams are committed to providing the best quality of care and support to children and young people enabling them to reach their full potential. This role is full time and permanent, due to commence September 2022.

The School

This is a purpose built , bespoke, independent special school, that is Ofsted rated ‘good’. They specialise in caring and educating young people with special educational needs, including autism, severe learning disabilities, associated challenging behaviours and complex associated health needs aged 8 – 19 years old. The school is set in extensive grounds, formally an orchard, which provides for all manner of outdoor activities, including play equipment, all weather paths, forest school and vegetable and fruit patches.

The Role

As a teaching assistant in a special school, you should be prepared to:

  • Support class teachers as directed
  • Work 1:1 with pupils, each with their own specific needs, to help them to access the curriculum and make progress
  • Work with pupils in small groups occasionally
  • Get to know specific pupils, understanding their EHCPs so that you can support them in the best way possible
  • Help to prepare displays and resources to celebrate and support pupils’ learning
  • Be prepared to have conversations with teachers, SENCO or parents about students’ progress and how best to support them

The candidate:

  • You must be patient, compassionate, calm and approachable
  • You must have a desire to make a difference to the progress- academic, social and/or personal- of pupils
  • Knowledge of the additional needs that a child may have, and how to support them, is key
  • A Teaching Assistant qualification is desirable, preferably with specific SEND knowledge
  • You should have a successful track record of working with pupils of a similar age range
  • Classroom-based experience is useful

The school offer an attractive range of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Return transport available from Worcester & Malvern
  • Opportunities to develop and progress your career
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised meals whilst on shift
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free sight test
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives
  • Long service incentives
  • Nest pension scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Paid Breaks
  • Generous annual leave
  • Staff events
  • Ongoing training & support
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Eligibility to apply for a Blue Light Card (discounts from large national retailers and local businesses for holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones etc.