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Lead Teaching Assistant

Location
Grafton Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 7JW
College
Linden Bridge School
Hours
Full Time
Salary
FTE £22,327 - £24,607pa (Pro Rata: £18,317 - £20,1
Posted
1st December 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
20th December 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1291726
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1291726

Working Hours: 34.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Working Pattern: Monday, 8:45am to 5:30pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 8:45am to 3:45pm

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Teaching Assistant to join the team at the Linden Bridge School. A Lead TA will work alongside the class teacher and Special Needs Assistants to raise the learning and attainment of all pupils in both academic and EHCP areas. They will be supporting pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access all areas of the curriculum whilst always promoting pupils’ independence.

Linden Bridge School is a special school in Worcester Park, Surrey for children and young people with complex communication and interaction needs. Originally part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust, a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services, LIFT Partnership has now merged with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) from March 2021.

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

 THPT can offer:

· An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation

· Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes

· Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions

· Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Successful candidates will have basic numeracy and literacy skills eg through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent. They may be required to hold a certificate of competency in a defined area relevant to the role e.g. first aid at work, ADHD, behaviour management, advanced literacy, NNEB or other relevant qualifications at level 2. They should be competent in a range of IT tools and may be required to hold practical knowledge or experience relevant to the role.

Values and Behaviours

Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values

SAFEGUARDING AND FURTHER INFORMATION

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

 Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.
Linden Bridge School

Linden Bridge School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust