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Teaching Assistant (Behaviour Support)

Scale PS5, £ 18,971 to £ 20,940 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, (FTE £21,169 to £23,367 per annum)
Chart Wood School, Merstham, RH1 3PU
36 hours per week, Term Time Plus 2 weeks
Closing Date: 11/11/2019

Job Details

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 across London, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Chart Wood is a special day/boarding school for boys (105 day pupils and students and 24 boarders) aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). Some students also have co-existing conditions, such as a specific learning difficulty or a diagnosis of ASD.  Staff: student ratios are favourable and support our students to achieve well. Chart Wood School was formed in June 2017 following the amalgamation of two schools, St Nicholas School and Starhurst School.  Currently based in Merstham, we are undergoing development with a committed refurbishment and relocation to a site in Dorking, planned for September 2020.

We are seeking someone with drive and enthusiasm to work as a Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant to work as part of our Behaviour Team.

Person Specification

Job Purpose and Scope:

-To provide behaviour support to pupils to facilitate learning, reduce barriers to learning, improve attainment and educational outcomes.

-To promote self-confidence and the emotional well-being of pupils.

-To support the education team to deliver learning pathways and encourage engagement in learning.

-To contribute to school wide knowledge and skills in behaviour management

It is essential that you have experience of working with or caring for Children. Working within a school and with children with disabilities is desirable, however not essential.

Please click here for full Job Description and Person Specification – Behaviour Support – JD and PS

Further Information

As we strive to continually improve our school, we are delighted that a new Principal, Mr Graham Payne has joined Chart Wood School from September this year. If you are interested in applying for the above post but wish to have an informal discussion in the first instance, Graham would be happy to speak with you on 07825 632239.

Further details and how to apply

Please apply online at https://ohcat.org/vacancies/ and send your completed application form to Tamsin.evans@cws.surrey.sch.uk  

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.  

Closing Date:   12 Noon, Monday 11th November 2019

Interviews to be held: w/c Monday 18th November 2019

 Chart Wood School, part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust 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 will be 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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