Post Vacancy: SEN Teaching Assistants – required across the Trust academies: Heartsease Primary Academy, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich NR7 9UE, Valley Primary Academy, Gentry Place, Norwich NR5 8XZ and Lingwood Primary Academy, Station Road, Lingwood NR13 4AZ
Salary: £9.27 – £9.64 hourly rate
£13,283.00 – £13,813.00 pro rata annual salary (£18,076 – £18,806 FTE)
Contract Type: This is a Part Time position (Term time only plus one additional week) fixed term until July 2022
Start Date: ASAP/October 2021
We are looking for a teaching assistant (must be prepared to undertake a Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning if not already obtained) passionate about special educational needs and inclusion to develop their career further in this area. The role of SEN TA will be supporting the teaching staff in the delivery of quality learning and teaching of pupils with special educational needs. The HEART Education Trust has a reputation for outstanding inclusion and SEND provision and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to join our team to enable us to continue to develop our provision.
If you are a highly motivated professional committed to providing high quality inclusive education for all pupils and enabling all pupils to achieve their potential this will be a rewarding role with opportunities for further career development and progression, including the opportunity to undertake specialist SEND training.
This is a teaching support role that means all your time and energy can be committed to ensuring that the pupils with Special Educational Needs are at the centre of everything that you do. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Trust and to make a significant contribution to the educational outcomes for SEND students. We are looking forward to appointing an inspiring individual who will continue the outstanding support for the students and contribute to the development of the pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
About The HEART Education Trust
The HEART Education Trust is a Norwich based trust, consisting of 4 Primary schools with approximately 1,000 pupils. The HEART Education Trust is committed to improving the life-chances of children and young people through excellence in education, encouraging pupils to challenge themselves and hold high aspirations in their academic learning, personal and social development. We encourage pupils within our family of Trust Academies to challenge both the self and externally imposed restrictions, to hold high aspirations for their futures and to develop a thirst for learning. We understand that the way to achieve this is through ensuring consistently high standards of teaching and broad opportunities for learning via a rich and relevant curriculum. Our Trust Academies aim to ensure that our pupils are well prepared to make the most of future opportunities as citizens within an ever-changing world.
Here is what our staff have to say about The Heart Education Trust and working within it:-
“The inclusion team at Heart Education Trust are always there to support teachers and support staff. This welcoming and thoroughly experienced team is always ready with resources, advice and guidance in supporting teachers and support staff with adapting their lessons to meet the needs of all of their learners. The Inclusion team are known within the Trust for their well-resourced and highly professional training sessions.” (Deputy Head in Trust academy)
“The Trust has a fantastic in house CPD programme which all members of staff are actively involved in. Working for the Heart Trust means working as one big family. Even though I work in a one form entry school, I always know there are other teachers from my year group to call on for support and advice. The Trust is very supportive if ever you have any worries or issues. Staff mental health and wellbeing is an important issue to leaders..” Teacher, Lingwood Primary Academy
“The opportunities are endless and perfect for career development. I have never worked with a more caring and trustworthy team. It is no exaggeration to say I start and end my working days with a big smile on my face – I love working for the Heart Education Trust!” Teacher, Heartsease Primary Academy
If you are motivated and excited to join our amazing team and make a lasting difference to young peoples’ lives, we would be delighted to meet you.
Complete the attached application form and email us at: email@example.com. (We are unable to accept C.V.’s only).
Job descriptions/person specifications can also be found attached below.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced D.B.S. and full pre-employment checks. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.
We will take references prior to interview, and all posts are subject to a probationary period.
Closing Date: 30 September 2021; interviews w/c 4 October 2021 (or sooner)