Appointment of a Teaching Assistants (Level One) to support the learning of pupils in the school’s resourced provision unit class for children with SEMH
The Governors are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support learning in one of the school’s designated resourced provision unit class for children with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH.)
The successful candidate will start as soon as possible and, although the initial contract will be until 31.03.23, it is possible that the position will be made permanent.
Confirmation of appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of six months in accordance with the Schemes of Conditions of Service. During the probationary period appointee/s will be expected to establish suitability for the post.
Hours per week: 30 hours per week
Salary: TA1 (Approx. £13,539)
Interviews: Thursday 6th October
Our school is highly unusual in that it features a one-form-entry mainstream nursery and primary school and six Special Educational Needs Unit classes for approximately 60 children with SEN. We are one of the DfE and Sefton Council’s registered provisions for children with speech and language difficulty, autistic spectrum condition and children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We are proud of the very inclusive nature of our school.
The vacancy exists in Class Ten.
Class Ten is a class for a maximum of eight Key Stage Two pupils with an Educational and Health Care Plan that identifies Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties as the prime need to be supported.
The class has a teacher and typically three Teaching Assistants depending on numbers.
The staff team offer a nurturing environment which features all children and adults eating breakfast and lunch together.
Class Ten children are able to access a full Key Stage Two curriculum but most are achieving at a level that is below average for their chronological age.
Working in Class Ten is hugely rewarding but can be physically and emotionally challenging. Many Class Ten children have a Positive/Manual Handling Plan that states what levels of physical interaction and support are required. Full training in positive handling is provided and it is a pre-requisite of appointing staff to Class Ten that they are prepared to undertake this training.
It is imperative that potential applicants understand the demanding nature of the pupils in Class Ten when deciding whether to apply.
The Grange was judged to be good or outstanding in all areas in its last Ofsted inspection in January 2018. Highly supportive and friendly staff and governors, children who have a great enthusiasm for learning and excellent resources combine to make The Grange a great place to develop your career.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Daniel Hains - Headteacher