Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 20 April 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Lansdowne Secure Children's Home, as part of The Sabden Multi Academy Trust
Phone: 01323 893319
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Lansdowne, Secure Children’s Unit, Hailsham
Teaching Assistant 2-3 - Thrive
39 weeks worked and 46 weeks paid per year
Grade 3, SSP7 to Grade 4 SSP9-10
(FTE from £18,562 to £19,312)
TTO pro-rata salary starting from £13,159 p.a.
For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies
The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, based across East Sussex, is an aspirational and supportive Trust, aiming to create a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which all staff and pupils feel safe. We are three special schools, a secure unit, a large countywide alternative provision, a vocational free school and one of five teaching schools within East Sussex. We strive to discover success through learning, self-belief and achievement. Pupils are empowered to take responsibility through a personalised curriculum supported by secure systems.
Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home, is a ‘Good’ secure children’s unit and is an extremely successful provision within East Sussex local authority and as part of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust. We offer an opportunity to work in a holistic setting with extremely vulnerable young people. The school team is experienced, supportive and committed to delivering the highest quality learning experience for these learners.
Lansdowne School, The home, is undergoing an expansion programme and we have a great opportunity for a Teaching Assistant 2-3, depending on experience and qualifications, to work closely and support our children and young people with complex learning and emotional needs, across a range of subjects.
The school is seeking applications from enthusiastic candidates, able to work collaboratively within the small school team, to motivate and support the education of young people, as well as liaising with home staff to meet social and emotional needs. You will be resilient and resourceful, able to remain calm in sometimes challenging situations; you will enjoy working in a structured environment with learning and enjoyment at the heart of all that we do.
This role will also have the responsibility of coordinating our Thrive practice, within the school setting. The ideal candidate will hold a Thrive qualification and have experience of working with young people, but this isn’t essential, and your willingness to develop your knowledge and skills will be supported through comprehensive induction and training programme.
Lansdowne School offers you the support of a strong and dynamic staff team, and a commitment to ensuring your professional development allowing you to continue to learn and develop expertise in your new role.
To find out more about Lansdowne Secure Children’s Unit please visit their profile page via SABDEN’s website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/383/welcome
If you have any queries about the role please email Phillippa Brooks, Head of Education, via firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies
Please send completed applications to email@example.com
Due to unprecedented circumstances, with the coronavirus pandemic, remote interviewing may take place, depending on government guidance when invitations to interview are sent.
The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.