Term time (including INSET days) 8.30am – 4.30pm
Salary from £15,501 to £19,990 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Do you have a genuine commitment to improving outcomes for students on the autistic spectrum? Can you meet our students’ needs first and then play your part in contributing to providing an outstanding education up to and beyond GCSE qualifications? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people and help them to be ready to contribute to society? Do you want to be part of an exciting journey to become an outstanding provision, with a positive and forward-thinking team of staff? If the answer is a resounding yes, then this could be a great opportunity for you!
Heathermount School provides an all-round education to meet the needs of students from the ages of 4-19 who have SEND with a primary diagnosis of Autism. Heathermount is a day school that is part of the Cavendish Education Group; we are well resourced and have excellent facilities set in 14 acres of land. Classes are small (max 8 in Secondary), and staff training is comprehensive. We work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for our students and parents. The rewards are tremendous if you are motivated by improving the life chances of young people and want to have a positive impact on their family life and future development.
Teaching assistants support our students in their learning by either working with individuals or groups of students. They also contribute to the assessment, planning, recording, monitoring, and reporting of students’ progress.
The post will require the successful applicant to undertake any such duties as may be assigned which are consistent with the nature of the job and the level of responsibility.
Experience of working with students with autism would be an advantage, but not essential. We are looking for creative and enthusiastic applicants who will make a positive contribution to achieving the best outcomes for our students.
The school has a “Good” Ofsted inspection (Feb 2019) and in June 2021 achieved the prestigious Advanced Autism Accreditation status as well as being awarded with the Leading Parent Partnership Award and the Wellbeing Award for Schools. We are a forward looking and ambitious school with a passion for making a difference to the lives and education of our young people.
Please do not hesitate to call the school for an informal chat or come and visit us and meet our inspiring, wonderful young people and our hard working, talented staff. We welcome interest from colleagues from both mainstream and special or alternative provisions.
Heathermount is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All positions are subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, Barred List check and 2 employment references. In line with the government’s regulatory guidance, an online search will be considered.
At Heathermount we evaluate applications on receipt and may contact suitable candidates for interview before the closing date. Please note, the role will close as soon as a successful candidate is appointed so early application is recommended.
Closing date: 31/03/2023
Interview date W/C: 18/04/2023
Heathermount School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.