Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Special Educational Needs)

Fixed Term Full Time
Loreto High School

One Year Fixed term, term time only plus one week
Start date: 1st September 2020
Closing Date: Monday 13th July 2020 @ 12pm
Interviews: Wednesday 15th July 2020

An exciting opportunity to gain experience working in a school setting providing academic and pastoral support to students within a wide range of specialist subject areas. This would be the ideal preparation for a graduate with the ambition to become a teacher.

Teaching assistants at Loreto High School support pupils both within the classroom and through small group and 1:1 interventions, ensuring that the needs of all our pupils can be met. This role would provide the opportunity to work within the classroom and to gain an understanding of working with a range of SEND needs and how, through a range of strategies, these can be met to enable progress. We have recently been judged by Ofsted to be a ‘Good’ school and are now looking for an energetic, committed individual who is excited to contribute to the next stage of our journey. We celebrate innovation and can offer a highly supportive leadership team and staff body with a real investment in professional development to support you in making an impact for our students.

About Loreto High School

Part of the international family of Loreto schools and colleges and as such benefits from a 400 year old tradition and links with Loreto Sixth Form College and with Loreto schools both in the UK and worldwide. “The vision and values of the Gospel and the Loreto community of schools act as a living reference point for the whole community.” Section 48 Inspection

Loreto High School is a ‘Good School’ (Ofsted January 2019) at an exciting point in its school improvement journey “Leaders have the ambition and demonstrable capacity to further enhance the good quality of education which the school currently provides.” Ofsted 2019.

A small, friendly, inclusive, cohesive school where we get to know our students well, find out what they are good at and develop their talents “… a welcoming, caring and passionate school that really does know every child.” Ofsted 2019 Parent View

“School leaders and other staff pride themselves on the good relationships that they build and care that they have with pupils.” Ofsted 2019

Visitors tell us our students are calm and well-mannered and that our Catholic ethos is powerfully transmitted; “Inspectors were impressed by pupils’ positive interactions with one another and adults.” Ofsted 2019.

We will support and develop you to become an outstanding practitioner. We are an aspirational, reflective and creative learning community where all adults are learners who strive rigorously for excellence in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. 

Excellent CPD programme to support teachers at each stage of their career; “The training programme which leaders manage is well planned and implemented.” Ofsted 2019

The role will include the following duties:

Delivering one-to-one and small group tuition and interventions.

Assisting and supporting teaching and learning for pupils with SEND within the classroom.

Creating appropriate resources to supporting Teaching and Learning for pupils with SEND.

Covering for absent teachers.

Providing administrative support to the SEND department

Becoming the ‘key worker’ for named pupil/s with SEND and their families

Contributing to the school extra-curricular programme.

The successful candidate will be a recent graduate with:

The ability to engage students and transmit an enthusiasm for learning;

An enthusiastic commitment to developing the school’s extra-curricular offer;

A commitment to Loreto High School’s high expectations and powerful ethos;

The resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students;

An understanding of SEN needs and barriers to learning ;

A desire to work collaboratively and to make a real contribution to the development of the SEND department and the progress of our students;

An understanding and experience of implementing successful intervention programmes. If you possess the necessary skills and experience, we invite you to submit an application. Your application should explain fully your suitability for the role as detailed in the job description and tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications. An information pack and application form can be downloaded from the school’s website: http://loretochorlton.org/wp/

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references including one from your most recent employer.

To apply for this job please visit: www.tes.com.

Please mention catholicrecruitment.co.uk when applying.

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