Bank/Casual Teaching Assistant in Quidenham, United Kingdom

The Aurora Group

Bank/Casual SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Quidenham, Norwich, NR16 2NZ

Hourly rate: £11.00 – £11.76 per hour dependent on experience (plus 13% holiday pay)

Hours: Flexible / casual hours available

Aurora White House School and Aurora Eccles School:

We’re currently looking for a Bank Teaching Assistants to join our team. The successful candidate will support our students as needed across the two schools.

What is bank/casual work?

Our bank staff usually cover staff sickness, holiday and busy periods and they are able to choose what days they want to work, giving them a great deal of flexibility.

Part of the Aurora Group, Aurora Eccles and White House schools in Quidenham, Norwich provides day placements for students aged 6 to 16 years primarily with communication and interaction difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.

With small classes, a maximum of 10 students and a minimum of 3 staff per class you can focus on the needs of each student. There is a full clinical team onsite to support at all times and you will have the support of an experienced and stable SLT.

To take a virtual look around our schools please click here: Eccles Virtual Tour or White House Virtual Tour

The Role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and care whilst in school and other settings. As well as developing and delivering personalised learning, you will work with colleagues to support pupils with their daily routines, transitions and positive behaviour management. A tailored approach to the individual child ensures that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. The Teaching Assistant will need to support the Class Teacher with the day to day running of the class.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help shape and develop our provision to achieve this.

Key Duties:

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.

  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class

  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.

  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.

  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.

  • GCSE Maths and English Language qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.

  • Level 2 – 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (or working towards).

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience of pupils with SEMH, ASD.

Due to the location of the school, candidates must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.

How to Apply:

You can apply online by completing our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Liz on 07918 585258 / [email protected]

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.

#Reed FTE: £22,880 – £24,460

Job ID: 2023-4453

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Post End Date: 06/10/2023

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