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Teaching Assistants – Chart Wood School

Scale PS4, £16,325 to £18,032 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, (FTE £19,072 to £21,066 per annum)
Chart Lane South, Dorking, RH5 4DA
36 hours per week, Term Time Only
Closing Date: 10/07/2020

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 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 School is a school for boys aged 9-16 who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.  Staff to student ratios are favourable and support our students to achieve well.  With effect from 1 September 2020 Chart Wood School will be known as Unified Academy , located at Dorking, and will take the place of Chart Wood School, currently located in Merstham.

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. The school works in close partnership with families, the local community and wider stake holders to provide pupils with the holistic support they need to achieve. This approach underpins our ethos supporting each other, achieving together.

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.

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.

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:   Midday, Friday 10th July 2020

Interviews to be held: Applications will be considered on receipt and early interviews may be offered, therefore early application is advised

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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