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Teaching Assistants – Chart Wood School

Scale PS4, £16,005 to £17,678 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, (FTE £18,698 to £20,653 per annum)
Chart Wood School, Merstham, RH1 3PU (From 1st September 2020 Chart Lane South, Dorking, RH5 4DA)
36 hours per week, Term Time Only
Closing Date: 03/06/2020

Job Details

You will supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities and create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.

Teaching Assistant – Job Description

Person Specification

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.

Teaching Assistant – Person Specification

Further Information

Chart Wood is a special school for boys 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.

Chart Wood school adopts a therapeutic approach, allied to the nurture principles, to create a safe and supportive environment where pupils can and do achieve. Pupils follow a personalised programme of study, allied to the national curriculum, that takes into account their strengths and passions and presents their learning in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way.

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. 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. The College has 6 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. As a family of specialist providers with a strong track record, we aim to create exciting and relevant educational opportunities tailored to the needs and ambitions of our current and future pupils and students with special education needs or who experience other barriers to learning.

We can offer:

  • Fully funded level 3 apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning, with a sector specific focus on Trauma, Mental Health and Therapeutic Interventions for young people with SEMH needs.
  • A fantastic team committed to supporting each other, pupils and families
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and outcomes of our pupils
  • The opportunity to develop skills and experience within a family of providers;
  • Staff and an Executive Board who are highly committed and dedicated to success;
  • Support and guidance from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust.

Further details and how to apply

Please send your completed application form to Tamsin.evans@cws.surrey.sch.uk

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 11am on Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Interviews to be held: w/c Monday 8th June 2020

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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