1:1 Teaching Assistant with MDSA (FT until August 2023)
We have two posts for 1:1 Teaching Assistant posts with MDSA responsibilities.
One post is for 25hrs per week TA + 2.5hrs MDSA
Second post is for 18hrs per week TA + 2.5hrs per week MDSA
About the Opportunity
Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant? Do you want to change the direction in your Teaching Assistance career to working on a 1-2-1 basis? Or do you want a new challenge to work with a different individual in a new and exciting environment? If you have the enthusiastic, natural ability to work on a 1-2-1 basis as a Teaching Assistant with an aspiring pupil, we want to hear from you!
Working with the Class/Specialist Teacher or SENCo in participating in activities designed to meet the emotional, physical and learning needs of the individual child, you will also assist in the planning, delivery and monitoring of interventions and key skills to support and enable progress. You will monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and encourage them to take an interest in their own learning and development and maintain effective relationships with individual pupils and groups to ensure that pupils achieve learning targets.
When appropriate/needed you may have to apply the practice of Team-Teach. You will confidently support pupils in developing effective relationships with peers, younger pupils and adults; challenging anti-social behaviour, supporting them working individually, as part of a group or with the whole class to build their confidence in a range of areas.
- As an experienced Teaching Assistant, you will:
- Be experienced in working on a 1-2-1 basis with pupils or as a Class Teaching Assistant
- Confidently able to build relationships with pupils, Teachers and parents
- Have a positive attitude
- Be an ambassador to the ethos and core values of the School and White Horse Federation both inside and outside the classroom
- Have experience in assisting the planning and delivery of interventions and/or class tasks
- Be motivated and a team player
- Be flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
For more information on this exciting opportunity, please see the attached job description. If you'd like to visit our school to see the pupils and meet the staff yourself, this is highly recommended and we'd love to see you.
Why Work With Us
The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.
Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.
TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values while ensuring that fun and happiness are key attributes of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils, and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.
TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training, and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.
TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions of all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that 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, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:
- Car Purchase scheme (P)
- Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
- Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
- Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
- Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
- Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)
The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.
The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010.