EYFS SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Roles:
Teaching Assistant
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Subject Area:
Special Needs
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Fixed Term
Salary Description:
NJC13 (£16,491FTE) £10,717.85 actual
7th Feb 2018
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:

The Arbours Primary School: Northampton

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

To work with individual children having special or particular needs, in accordance with the child’s statement where appropriate and\or groups of children as directed by the teacher. To provide support to the Head teacher\Teacher across a range of child centered activities to promote child development and learning.

30 hours per week (9am-3.30pm) Monday to Friday. Term time plus inset days. Fixed term contract to 31 August 2018.

Salary & Benefits

• NJC13 (£16,491 FTE) (£10,717.85 actual)
• Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

• Empathy for children with special needs
• Patience, understanding, caring, sense of humour
• Experience of working with children/young people
• Recent experience of working in a school
• A standard of written and spoken English that supports pupils’ learning
• Experience of relevant age group
• Experience of working with children with special needs
• TA specific qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 2 or 3
• An understanding of the varied needs of children as they develop socially and academically
• A knowledge of behaviour management techniques that support school and classroom practices
• A commitment to promoting equal opportunities and meeting individual needs
• Awareness of confidentiality
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Able to manage time effectively
• Ability to be flexible to the needs of the children
• Effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
• Ability to use ICT/the internet and email to support pupils’ learning

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To apply for the position, please submit your application by 19 February 2018.

The Arbours Primary Academy 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 successful applicants.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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