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Teaching Assistant

(Scale 3/4, £18,481 to £20,207 per annum (FTE £21,591 to £23,607 per annum))
Location: 2020 temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon. 2021 newly constructed school in Addington, Surrey Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only

Closing Date: 05/06/2020


Job Description

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Person Specification

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Further Information

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust is honoured to be the successful Trust to open a new Special Free School in Croydon which has been named Addington Valley Academy.

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery through to further education across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Addington Valley Academy will be a co-educational Special School with 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs in the Croydon region. We are in the pre-opening stage and will open in September 2020 with an initial cohort of 22 ASD year 7 pupils in a temporary site based in Croydon.

For more information about Addington Valley Academy, please click on this link for the Applicant information pack

Application Guidance

We welcome any questions you may have and you can contact us via email at jobs@addingtonvalley.org.

To apply, please send your completed application form to jobs@addingtonvalley.org.

***Please note that CV applications will not be considered.***

Closing date: Friday 5th June 2020
Induction date: Monday 24th August to Friday 28th August 2020
Start date: Monday 24th August 2020 (same date as induction)

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

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