Senior Teaching Assistant required at The Fusion Academy – a brand new school for young people with communication & interaction difficulties/ autism aged 7-19 (key stages 2-5)

Salary: Grade 7

This equates to £17,895 per annum

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Start date: 25th August 2022

As a Senior Teaching Assistant, you will support Class Teachers in enabling children and young people with a wide range of needs to succeed at school. You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for planning learning sequences (with support from the teacher), preparing resources and directing classroom support staff. You may be required to be involved with planning and delivering teaching for some sessions within the week if teachers are absent from school for a short time or undertaking meetings within school time.

Each Senior Teaching Assistant will also have a whole school responsibility in a specialist area and part of their week will involve delivering 1:1 or group interventions in this area, as well as offering advice to other staff.

The successful applicant must be committed to providing the best possible education to children and young people with communication and interaction needs/ autism. They must be understanding of the complex difficulties our students face and passionate about breaking down barriers to give them the best possible chances in life.

What we need from you:

  • Understanding of our pupils, all of whom have communication & interaction needs
  • Passionate about breaking down barriers to pupils’ learning
  • Good at using your own initiative
  • Good team member and leader
  • Solution focussed – good at problem-solving
  • Positivity
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A vibrant forward looking school community
  • Excellent induction and ongoing professional development
  • A very supportive team including support from a wide range of specialists including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists
  • Opportunities to contribute to whole school development
  • Honesty and integrity

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our students will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenge. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

The Fusion Academy shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Application forms are available via Eteach or by contacting Helen Russell

Closing Date: 30th June at 5.00pm

Interviews: 4th/5th July 2022

If you would like to visit prior to applying please contact the school office.

Please note – if you have not heard by 2nd July 2022 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.