Hours of work: 30 Hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and term-time only
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: Until 31 March 2022
Closing date: Friday 05 November 2021, noon
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Southfield Trust
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
Teaching Assistants - The South Downs School, part of The Southfield Trust
The Southfield Trust is seeking to appoint classroom based teaching assistants for The South Downs School to undertake learning support duties and assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the pupils. Teaching assistants are also expected to support the teacher with the delivery of the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs enabling them to make rapid progress. Pupils may have speech and language needs, autism or learning difficulties. Some students also have associated emotional/ behavioural difficulties.
The Southfield Multi Academy Trust consists of three exceptional special schools – The South Downs School, The Lindfield School and Hazel Court School, which provide the best possible educational opportunities for all its learners and their families. The Trust is also currently in an exciting phase of development including the opening of a new Free School.
You will work alongside a friendly and supportive staff team at The South Downs School who have a wealth of expertise and are committed to the continuing professional development of all staff – offering a strong programme of in school training. Candidates should be aware you may be asked to work on any one of The Southfield Trust's school sites if required. If you would like to find out more about The Southfield Trust schools please visit the Trust website.
As this post is part time the salary will be paid at a pro rata rate. The actual salary will be £12,945 per annum.
A support staff application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com.
We look forward to receiving your application which should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
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.