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Special Supports Assistants – Link Primary and Secondary Schools

Scale 1C\3 £17,518 - £18,815 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE: £20,466 - £21,981 per annum)
The Link Primary School, Croydon, CR0 4PG & The Link Secondary School, Croydon, CR0 4PD
36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
Closing Date: 17/06/2020

Job Details

At the Secondary School in addition to the role of Special Support Assistant you will also be responsible for supporting aspects of teaching and learning in school with appropriate intervention work.

For a full Job Description for the roles at the Primary and Secondary Schools, please click here.

Person Specification

You will need experience and a willingness to manage children with ASD (both verbal and lower functioning) and SLCN. You should also be experienced in developing and nurturing the play skills of young children, as well as identifying the next steps.

For a full Person Specification for the roles at the Primary and Secondary Schools, please click here.

Further Information

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. The College has 7 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The Link Primary School and Secondary School provides specialist teaching and therapy for up to 120 children aged 4 to 19 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication- with up to 60 children on each school site. Some children may also have additional learning or sensory integration needs. A large percentage of pupils also have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The abilities are wide ranging, varying from pupils who meet cognitive milestones to pupils with complex needs.

The Primary School has a warm, safe, friendly and nurturing environment which helps children to learn, express their ideas, communicate, develop friendships and grow in confidence and self- esteem. Small classes with high adult to child ratio enable children to settle quickly, move confidently around the school and learn the daily routines which form an integral part of school life.

At the Secondary School we are committed to providing our students with an outstanding education. Improving opportunities and outcomes for our students is at the heart of all that we do. We believe that all young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on.

Further details and how to apply

To apply please view the full job description and download an application form. Please send your completed application form to admin@linksec.org.uk if interested in the Secondary role or office@linkprim.org.uk if interested in the Primary role. Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Interview date: w/c 22nd June 2020

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. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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