Teaching Assistant - ELF
Malmesbury Park Primary Academy
Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Teaching Assistant - ELF to join the school in November 2020.
Post: Teaching Assistant - ELF
Start Date: November 2020
Location: Malmesbury Park Primary Academy, Lowther Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LU
Salary Range: Grade 3 - SCP 4-6, £18,933 rising to a maximum of £19,698 pro rata per annum
Hours/Contract: Term time only, part-time, permanent contract: 10 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
The Role: We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teaching assistant to join the Emotional Literacy and Feelings (ELF) team at Malmesbury Park Primary Academy.
The role involves working in a team of three to provide ELF support to children with social and emotional needs, as well as providing support to the wider school community as required. Part of the role will entail developing strong relationships with parents, carers and children alike. You may act as a key person for a number of children, taking responsibility for their social and emotional wellbeing throughout their time with us.
The Person: The ideal candidate will be hard working, friendly and outgoing. They will have an enthusiasm for working with children, particularly those with social and emotional needs. They will have a talent for engaging with sometimes complex children, encouraging social interaction, developing independence, self esteem and encouraging all individuals to achieve their goals.
The right person will be confident in dealing with challenging behaviour and understanding complex social and emotional issues. A qualification to support children with social and emotional needs would be highly beneficial – for example ELSA.
School Background: At Malmesbury Park Primary School, we believe every child deserves the very best education, opportunities to shine and the chance to achieve their hopes and dreams. We place learning at the heart of all we do, driving this through the development of our six learning values (Thinking, Independence, Collaboration, Creativity, Spirituality and Emotional Intelligence) within the school curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our learners, providing them with rich, memorable and meaningful experiences.
We are a very diverse community, with over thirty-eight languages being spoken within the school. This is something we celebrate and welcome as it brings with it a rich and varied culture. The children at Malmesbury Park Primary School enjoy learning about different countries and cultures, and are supportive and respectful of one another. The team at Malmesbury Park Primary School is large but like-minded. We are a team of confident, outgoing and skilled teachers, NQTs, teaching assistants, support staff and SLT who work closely together with one common ambition – providing an excellent education to the bright young minds of tomorrow.
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Joe Colegrove, Office Manager on 01202 291227 or email at email@example.com for further information.
Job Description: TA - ELF Job Description
Person Specification: TA - ELF Person Specification
To Apply: Please send a completed application form (below) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 5 October 2020. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification. It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020.
Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS Pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.