Post Title: Teaching Assistant 1:1 / 1:2
Post Location: Woodside Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 6EQ
Position Status: Temporary until July 2020 with a possibility of becoming permanent
Post Start Date: ASAP
About Mayplace Primary School
For further information about the school, please visit: www.mayplace.bexley.sch.uk
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. We are a popular, oversubscribed primary school, celebrating our best ever outcomes for children, with a Resourced Provision for 15 children on the Autistic Spectrum.
The ideal candidate will share our vision and commitment to upholding our high standards and aspirations for our children.
In return, as a member of the Primary First Trust, we offer bespoke training opportunities to support professional development, at all levels
An understanding of Autism and previous experience of using strategies to enable children to access the curriculum is essential. Experience of using TEACCH AND PECS would be an advantage. Applicants with experience of supporting children with special educational needs in a school setting and who wish to develop their career will be considered.
Candidates are expected to have GCSE level English and Mathematics and may be required to assist pupils across EYFS, KS1 AND KS2.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and other employment checks.
Closing Date: Midday, Sunday 23rd February 2020
Interview Date: 3rd March 2020
How to apply
To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form with your application. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, paper applications should be sent to the school address above. The closing date for applications is as stated above.
References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.
Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. Mayplace therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Mayplace is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.
Mayplace is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.