Teaching Assistants

(Scale 3/4, £18,997 to £20,770 per annum (FTE £22,185 to £24,256 per annum))
Location: Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only

Closing Date: 27/05/2021


Job Description

You will assist in meeting the learners’ need for encouragement, reassurance and comfort and attend to their personal requirements and physical care while encouraging independence at all times. You will supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities and create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.

Job Description for TA

Person Specification

Person Specification for TA

Further Information

Addington Valley Academy (AVA) is a co-educational Special School which will have 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. All our children have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We opened in September 2020 with an initial cohort of 22 ASD year 7 pupils in a temporary site based in Croydon.

This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a planned relocation to a newly constructed school building for the academic year 2021-22 with a fantastic learning environment designed to meet the needs of autistic children.

Addington Valley Academy benefits from being part of Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education across London, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Application Guidance

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

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:     12 p.m. on 10th June 2021

Interview Date(s):     w/c 14th June 2021

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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