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Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Subject:SEMH
Salary:VTG 6 Scale Point 15 -18, starting salary £17,761 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £13,344 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefits Package.
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Monday 2nd November 2020 at 9:00. Interviews week commencing 9th November 2020

Permanent, part-time (32.50 hours per week) 8.30am – 3.30pm (Monday to Friday), term time only including inset days.

VTG 6 Scale Point 15 -18, starting salary £17,761 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £13,344 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefits Package.

 

Venturers Trust is a dynamic and focused multi-academy trust based in Bristol, formed in September 2017 through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust. The Trust is responsible for eight academies, 3,500 pupils and 700 staff with a commitment to making a significant and lifelong difference to the lives of young people from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities.  

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.

The Kingfisher School provides education from Nursery through to Year 6. We have a brand-new school built which provides amazing facilities for all our pupils from Nursery to Year 6.Working together we will ensure that the values on which the school is founded drive our development forward so that The Kingfisher School offers children the strongest foundation for learning.

 

We have set an ambitious vision for the future and have very high standards for what can be achieved. We are constantly striving to provide our children with an outstanding education. We take our role in raising the aspirations of our children and meeting the ambitions of our staff very seriously. We have a fantastic curriculum at the school which is enquiry led and uses the locality of the school as its basis. The children regularly explore their local environment and we welcome the community into the school.

 

We are looking to recruit staff who are genuinely inspired to work within a strong, supportive team, delivering high quality provision for the children within our care; staff who are energised by thinking outside of the box and making learning fun and fabulous.  

You have to be able to think and deliver high quality support using your own initiative when working on a 1:1 basis as well as having time as part of a class team. You need to be able to create resources and adapt materials with the pupil’s interests in mind so pupils will be engaged in learning plans suggested by the Class Teacher, Assistant Principal and outside agencies. You will be expected to implement suggestions and strategies, monitor the learning plan and be responsive to pupils needs with flexibility, sensitivity and an awareness of the skills needed to effectively support pupils. Experience with Thrive or other social emotional development strategies is desirable. 

Previous experience of working with children with Social Emotional Mental Health needs is essential as is flexibility and a sense of humour.  We strive to offer the highest level of education and trust that you will have equally high expectations. The Trust offers a wide variety of CPD opportunities.

We seek individuals who are eager to engage with all stakeholders and become involved in the wider life of the school in order to support our community ethos.   

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.

The successful candidate will have:

 

• GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).

• NVQ Level 2 or equivalent relevant to a Teaching Assistant role

• Recent and relevant professional development.

• Experience of working effectively supporting children in a learning environment.

• Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and barriers to learning.

 

Closing date: Monday 2nd November 2020 at 9:00

Interviews:  Week commencing 9th November 2020

Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.

 

The Kingfisher School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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