The Opportunity – Part-time Teaching Assistants
As a developing Multi Academy Trust (MAT), we understand that it takes a varied and dynamic workforce to succeed in our mission. This sometimes means you're amazing at what you do to support children's education, but you're balancing lots of different things so have a certain amount of time to offer and we understand this at Brunel. With this in mind, we now have part-time Teaching Assistant opportunities at several of our schools as a new initiative to support our part time employees. This opportunity can be challenging as much as it is rewarding and can be quite a physical role, but each of our schools have supportive teams who are here to make sure you settle in and feel part of a community of education professionals. Just tell us in your application which school you’d prefer and the hours you’d like to work (see more detail below).
With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our pupils, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at Brunel will strive to meet the end goal of our Trust: To collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our pupils have the education they deserve.
I'm interested! How can I explore this opportunity more?
This is great! We at Brunel are passionate about prospective candidates meeting our wonderful children during the interview process. We will be hosting a two-day event in January where shortlisted applicants can spend the morning/afternoon meeting and getting to know some of our children and young people (CYP) and if you’re still interested (we know you’ll love them as much as we do!) - then you will be invited to have an interview on site that same morning/afternoon.
If appointed, we’d invite you to confirm your chosen school of choice (as we cannot guarantee the interviews will be held at your preferred school initially) and later the same week you will be given a timeslot to tour the school you’ve been recruited to! It’s new, it’s different but it’s an exciting way to come on board with us and we want you to get a real taste for what to expect.
As a Teaching Assistant the attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Participate in activities designed to meet the emotional, physical and learning needs of individual children and groups of children, including those with special needs
- Contribute to the monitoring and delivery of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s)
- Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and encourage them to take an interest in their own learning
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with individual pupils and groups to ensure that pupils achieve learning targets
Our TA person specification attached will contain the full details, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills, relevant to the post NVQ 2 or willingness to undertake NVQ2
- EYFS/Primary training and/or experience
- Experience of working with SEND children
- Good behaviour management skills
- Relevant experience of supporting children with emotional, physical or learning needs
Hours: We have two working time options for you: 09:30 – 14:30 / 10:00 – 14:00. Please specify in your application what your preference is.
Interviews: 23rd and 24th January
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
- Excellent pension scheme
- Free parking on site
- Discounts at Swindon Outlet Village
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @brunelsenmat.org.uk.
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.