Hours of work: 26.5 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)
Closing date: Friday 28 January 2022
Interview date: Week beginning Monday 31 January 2022
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Hastings Academy
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Teaching Assistant - The Hastings Academy
We are looking for someone to join our SEN as a Teaching Assistant.
- To support SEND students in their learning both in and out of the classroom, delivering specialist provision and interventions as required
- Supporting SEND students across the academy in class, withdrawal groups and small intervention
- Work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues to effectively support the learning of SEND students
We are looking for someone who:
- Has the ability to build strong positive relationships with students
- Is resilient and has experience in providing SEND educational support in a school/academy
- Has enthusiasm, presence and authority with a positive, can-do attitude
- Is highly organised, motivated and driven to succeed
- Is able to support students who may exhibit challenging behaviour
- Is a strong team player who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure feedback regarding students is consistent and constructive
About the Hastings Academy
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)
The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16 - year olds in Hastings, East Susses. Our moto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality of Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech and language and communication difficulties.
We can offer you:
- A positive and innovative learning environment
- Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.
Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.
The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.
Benefits we offer
We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.
We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.
The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.
Find out more
Download the job description and person specification at the bottom of this page for more information about the role.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Sandra French, SEN Manager on 01424 711950 or email email@example.com
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS 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.
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.