The Federation of Towers Schools
Towers Infant & Junior Schools
Osborne Road/Windsor Road
RM11 1HP/RM11 1PD
Head Teacher Infant School – Ms LJ Blurton
Required: Experienced Fixed Teaching Assistant to work with assigned children for September 2023
Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5
30.835 hours per week x 38 weeks per year (8.40am – 3.20pm with half an hour break) including lunch duty
Actual Salary: £16,960 - £17,804 p.a.
Due to additional needs within our schools, we are looking to increase capacity to our established support team. We are looking for an inspiring and talented learning support assistant with the necessary skills/experience or willingness to learn to work with children that have social and communication needs including those that are non-verbal and require intimate care. We require someone who will nurture the child in their care, get to know them but also be firm and consistent with expectations.
Support and training from in ‘house’ will be provided alongside working with the local authority advisory teacher for social and communication needs.
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in delivering a range of interventions and will be forward thinking, progressive and understand Section E of an EHCP, and how the role, pays a vital part in supporting the pupil in their care. Please note applicants should be already hold a professional qualification, be enrolled on a Teaching Assistant course or with a willingness to undertake a relevant TA qualification. NVQ Level 2 and 3.
We need someone that will go the extra mile for our children, with bundles of energy, who will take a pro-active approach to support the children, getting to know individual assigned children in liaison with parents/carers, our SEND Co and the assigned class teacher.
Towers is a very special, creative place to work each day and our children and staff are what makes it so special – they are our unique selling points.
Across the Federation of schools, we really do BUILD our futures together, and whilst there are two schools, we have ONE vision. Adults and children share the same vision: Be Respectful, working in Unity, Independent, Love of Learning and Determination. If you share these values and have suitable, relevant experience of supporting children with complex needs we would love to hear from you
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Please ensure in your application form you refer to job specification when completing your supporting statement.
Closing Date: Tuesday 6th June 10.00am
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations.
Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability. In line with this guidance, online checks will be carried out on prospective candidates as part of the shortlisting process.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council.