Note: Applications will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.
As a rapidly growing Multi Academy Trust, Brunel are now looking for a Teaching Assistant to join us at our unique Seedlings Class, a SEND provision for a small cohort of 5 and 6 year olds with varying, complex SEND needs. Seedlings Class is used as a “break out” service from their time in their mainstream Primary Schools.
There is only a maximum of 8 children at any one time, all working at EYFS level and different children visit on differing days of the week. Led by experienced SEND Education professionals and a dedicated EYFS Outreach Teacher – this is a fantastic opportunity that you cannot miss!
For the right talent, we’re flexible on the hours you can do and we’re happy to work with you on this at interview. Our children’s key need for your support is spread out across the week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We have the flexibility to offer our Teaching Assistants contracts to work consistently each full day or part-time, all day (once, twice or as many days you can in a week) or just consistently mornings or afternoons. It is worth noting, that there is scope for overtime should this be of interest!
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Actively participate in activities designed to meet the learning, physical and emotional needs of individual children and groups of children in agreement with the lead and/or teacher, and where appropriate, communicate with parents and other designated carers about the care and education of their children as part of a dedicated team
- Carry out teacher directed tasks in a way to suit the needs of the child
- Support individual pupils and groups to ensure that they achieve learning targets
- Contribute to record keeping and reporting
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Ideally qualified to NVQ L3 but not essential, or working towards with interest for gaining a qualification
- Good English and Mathematics to Grade C+ or equivalent
- Experience of working well within a team
- Able to follow instructions and work independently as required
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Education is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
- Excellent pension scheme
- Free on-site parking
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
Location: Shaw Farm, West Swindon
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @brunel.org.uk
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.