Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 2 years
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Priory Road, Hastings
Phone: 01424 444046
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Speech, Language & Communication Teaching Assistant (Part-time)
Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Are you a bright and experienced Teaching Assistant, confident in your ability to deliver effective speech, language & communication programmes?
We are seeking to appoint a Speech & Language Teaching Assistant to support pupils for 17.5 hours per week, 08.45 – 12.15, Monday - Friday.
Ark Castledown is a popular school in the heart of Hastings. As part of the Ark schools’ network we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.
This role is a newly created vacancy in our school in response to the growing number of children joining us who require support with Speech, Language and Communication development. The role will involve working with our established Speech and Language TA to implement work programmes for identified children, and assist in the planning, management and preparation of resources. We can offer you a friendly, supportive school and opportunities for professional development.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a confident, resilient and determined Speech, Language and Communication Teaching Assistant with previous experience in Speech & Language support.
- Have Makaton and/or PECS experience or be willing to undertake training in this area.
- Be empathetic and ensure the schools values underpin all that they do.
- Work closely with students, parents, and staff to unlock the full potential of pupils.
- Use an exciting and innovative approach to learning, both on a 1:1 and group basis.
- Be flexible and confident to support across the school, including those who have additional needs.
If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.
Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please contact Mrs P Rowland on 01424 44046 or email@example.com to arrange an informal chat or a visit.
To apply please go to http://arkcastledown.org/vacancies to apply through the job portal.
Start date: ASAP
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Hours: 17.5 hours per week, 08.45 – 12.15 -Monday to Friday
Salary: £18,562 pro rata (Actual Salary £7,725)
Closing date: 9am on Monday, 29 November 2021.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
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.
This authority 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 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.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.