Teaching Assistant - Visually Impaired Unit - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Up to £10,000
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Start Date: Immediate

Pay: AR3 £15,839 (£11,778 pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic specialist Teaching Assistant to join our team at Morehall Primary supporting the access and achievement of pupils with vision impairments in our Specialist Resource Provision. We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated, enthusiastic, patient and caring, to help our children enjoy, learn and achieve success.

Are you...
  • someone who has the highest expectations of themselves and others?
  • a dedicated team player with energy, drive and creativity?
  • able to work collaboratively and act with initiative?
  • of the belief that all children can do well and have a desire to help them achieve?
  • ambitious and committed to your own professional development?

Do you...
  • Have experience of working with or supporting learners?
  • Have the ability to build a rapport with learners, including those with special educational needs?
  • Have the ability to understand child development and the implications of visual impairment?
  • Have the ability to use ICT and to learn new ICT skills?

In return, we can offer...
  • Fabulous children who want to learn
  • A fantastic and friendly team of staff
  • Ongoing CPD & support for future career progression
  • A school which takes pupil & staff wellbeing seriously
  • Supportive central Trust team, governors & a dedicated staff team who are continually willing to learn
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference & be part of our journey to set a new standard in non-selective, knowledge rich education.

You should have successful experience of working in either a primary or special school environment, within the classroom, in small groups and/or 1:1. A commitment to developing specialist knowledge and skills in supporting children with vision impairment is essential - including specialist software, technology and Braille.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with lunchtime activities and supervision so an ability to play, have fun and be able to actively supervise is essential. In addition to this, all employees are expected to contribute to the wider life of the school community and candidates should be mindful of this when applying for the position. As part of the selection process you will be expected to have visited the school prior to interview.

Please state your experience and strengths on your application form.

Term Time plus INSET days

32.5 hours a week

Closing Date: 11/10/2019 at 12:00

Interviews: To be confirmed

Information about the school

At Morehall Primary we are committed to being a force for good in the Cheriton community around us, by ensuring that our pupils grow in knowledge, respect and aspiration.

Prospective employees are encouraged to visit us. Find out at first-hand how this small school at the heart of the community prepares children to succeed in education and in life.

Our school is part of a small family of local schools called Turner Schools. Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and a Department for Education approved Sponsor. Everything we do is guided by the principles and purpose, practice and pedagogy of our Sponsoring Trust, Turner Schools:

Turner Schools exists to help all children learn to thrive in the modern world. We know that the young learn best when their bodies are nourished as well as their minds and so we offer everyone a free breakfast and a freshly cooked lunch is always on offer.

Three principles underpin all our activities:
  • Cultural literacy - Our job is to equip our pupils with the knowledge that makes them skilled. We structure and sequence the knowledge we teach through subjects.
  • Commitment - We believe that hard work is essential for success in education and in life. We model it in our expectations and in our conduct.
  • Community - Through team-work and toleration, we can achieve more together than we can alone. We aim to be a force for good where we work and live.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.