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Phonics Intervention Assistant

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Esteem North Academy (new site in the Chesterfield area)
Salary details
Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £23,654 - £25,867
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
09 June 2024


Esteem North Academy is seeking a flexible, committed, enthusiastic and highly skilled Intervention Assistant, to deliver phonics, literacy and reading interventions at our new site to be based in the Chesterfield or surrounding area. The academy provides statutory education to children who are at risk of, or have been, permanently excluded. Pupils who attend the academy have challenging and often complex needs, and exhibit behaviours that prevent them from attending a mainstream school. A significant majority are weak readers with reading ages well below their chronological age.

The successful candidate will identify pupils at KS3 and 4 who require reading intervention, deliver a variety of strategies and record and monitor progress and impact. Pupils will be supported to develop their reading ability so that they can access the rest of their curriculum and be a functional member of society when they leave our academy.

Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of working with Read Write Inc Fresh Start or of another Phonics programme. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations, and a sense of humour. You will be working predominantly with pupils on a 1:1 basis and so must be able to build relationships. You will be responsible for working with the Site Lead and Phonics Lead to develop our phonics programme and ensure that we have the required resources and books. You will also support with staff CPD and a whole academy ethos of encouraging all opportunities for reading. This can occur remotely.

The role will be based from the new site in the chesterfield or surrounding area and mileage claims are included in this role for travel to other locations. There may also be travel to our other academy sites for meetings, Inset and CPD. You are required to have daily access to transport with business use included on your insurance. You may be required to transport pupils in your own car.

For further information, please contact support@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.