Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: £19,435 - £20,905
  • Location: The Oldershaw School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 33.50 hours per week. 38 Weeks Per Year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 26/02/2024 at 16:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/270090

33.50 Hours Per Week 38 Weeks Per Year

Band E

Due to the promotion of the existing post holder, we are looking to appoint an experienced, skilled, and compassionate Teaching Assistant to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to join our growing department. Oldershaw is over-subscribed, expanding and was rated Good by Ofsted (March 2022) and we celebrate our shared vision of pride, kindness, and resilience.

We are a truly comprehensive intake and proud of our outstanding pastoral care for our most vulnerable children and young people. We have a higher than national average SEND population, including a Local Authority Resourced Provision for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and a Nurture / Enhanced Curriculum set across all year groups, in addition to supporting children with SEND in the mainstream. 

We boast an Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured), comprehensive bespoke and individualised CPD programme, Occupational Health, Free Parking, and a Bike to Work Scheme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Working collaboratively with teaching staff to support teaching and learning to ensure progress, attainment, and success for pupils with SEND.
Delivering highly targeted, timetabled interventions to individuals and small groups of children.
Facilitating and supporting effective and creative strategies to maximise engagement of learners.
Building positive relationships with children with SEND and their parents/carers. 
Liaising with teaching and pastoral staff to provide holistic support to children with SEND.
Attending bespoke professional development opportunities with the full support of the school.

Further aspects of this role are to be agreed with the successful candidate according to their skills and experience to support the strategic needs of the school.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  The school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

As part of our shortlisting process, during recruitment, we carry out online searches of publicly available information which may be used to consider an applicants suitability for the post, including in discussion at interview.

The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from all people regardless of their sex, creed, marital status, race, age, disability, sexual orientation.

Please note applicants must provide evidence of the right to work in the UK. We do not currently offer sponsorship certificates as jobs are filled by the UK resident labour market. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date quoted. 

Details and an application pack can be obtained from the schools website.

Your application form, covering letter and CV supporting your application should be submitted to our recruitment agent: James.Ludlow@hays.com

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed