- NAS Reference
- Weekly wage
35.00 per week
- Working Week
Monday to Friday (Term Time only) 35 hours per week, plus 5 teacher training days, hours 8.30am - 4.00pm (Monday - Wednesday), 8.30am - 4.30pm (Thursday), 8.30am - 3.30pm (Friday).
- Date Posted
- Start Date
- Expected Duration
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Castle Wood School
Description of Opportunity
Teaching Assistant for Special Needs School to work as part of the classroom team, supporting colleagues as necessary, both within the class team and across the whole school.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Emma Stead
email@example.com - HEART OF ENGLAND TRAINING LIMITED (Ref ID: VAC001786302)
Positive experience of working with children in an educational setting/primary age children/special needs children desirable but not required
Knowledge of Special Educational Needs or a willingness to learn
Able to demonstrate an interest in working with and interacting with children
A basic understanding of principles of child development and learning processes
An understanding of/and the ability to comply with the school’s Child Protection, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities policies and to implement the Behaviour and other relevant policies in the school
Good communication and listening skills
Able to use basic Word processing, email and databases well enough for school-based record keeping
Good level of English and maths - Level 2 preferred or equivalents.
Able to relate well to children and adults
Able to review a pupil’s performance and feedback progress to the teacher about how specific targets have been met
Able to work independently but to keep others informed both verbally and in written form, e.g. emails, record sheets
Understand the need for confidentiality when required
Patience, co-operation, problem solving approach, adaptable and caring nature, use of initiative
Understanding of roles and responsibilities and your contribution to pupils’ learning
The successful applicant will need to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance, medical clearance, provide two successful references and original evidence of qualifications.
If you have applied for this role previously please do not apply again.
There may be the opportunity for a permanent role after the apprenticeship, however this is not guaranteed.
In its most recent Ofsted report, (January 2019), Castle Wood was identified as an "Outstanding school" in all aspects. We are in the process of specialising further in the areas of communication, sensory processing and interaction.
We have many special facilities, including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Soft play, and Multisensory Room.
Each child is unique with different needs and we aim to provide a personal approach to each child's learning. This is achieved by constant review of our practice, sharing of expertise and professional development of our dedicated team of staff. We view partnership with parents and carers as being critical to a child's happiness and progress.
We are proud of the friendly, family, mutually supportive ethos of our school. This ethos is swiftly felt and commented upon by many of our visitors.