Orchard Hill

Teaching Assistant

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Salary:   Scale 3/4, £23,144 to £24,948 per annum (FTE £27,028 to £29,135 per annum) – cost of living increase pending

Hours:  36 hours per week, term time only

Location:  Addington Valley Academy, Field Way, New Addington, Croydon

Contract: Fixed term for Academic year 23-24 in the first instance with the possibility of extension or permanent contract as the school grows further.

Addington Valley Academy are seeking to recruit Teaching Assistants with the drive and creativity to work under the guidance of teaching staff to support learners to make exceptional progress in all aspects of school life. 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 (which maybe on a 1:1 basis), 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. The role provides routine opportunities for professional development that can lead to career progression and qualified teacher status.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Addington Valley Academy is special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. The school opened in 2020 and provides up to 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

The new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students and includes sensory gardens, indoor sensory rooms, soft-play area, and a large cookery room along with other facilities to encourage students to learn skills to live independently. Students access specialist support enabling them to learn and achieve in a nurturing and aspirational environment.

Addington Valley Academy is a rewarding and inspirational place to work and the whole school community comes together to create the best possible outcomes for its students.

To find out more about Addington Valley Academy please visit www.addingtonvalley.org

Addington Valley Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact the School via email jobs@addingtonvalley.org  to arrange a time to discuss this further.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact jobs@addingtonvalley.org.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date:  12 noon on 13th May 2024

Shortlisting:  week commencing 13th May 2024

Interviews will take place on: week commencing 20th May 2024

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