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Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistant

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Swanwick School and Sports College
Salary details
Grade 8 Actual Salary £23,554.32 - £25,190.64 per annum (£27,507 - £29,418 per annum FTE)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to pupil numbers to end August 2025
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
26 June 2024

The Governors of Swanwick School and Sports College are looking to recruit a Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistant to work with pupils with special educational needs. 

The post holder should be prepared to work within all areas of our school as required.

The post holder will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will: 

  • Engage and motivate pupils
  • Improve the quality of pupils’ learning
  • Inspire trust and confidence in pupils and colleagues
  • Build team commitment with colleagues
  • Demonstrate empathy with and an appreciation of the needs of pupils
  • Provide additional support with physical activities at break and lunch times
  • Be committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people with special educational needs and their families/carers
  • Be able to offer skills and experience to add to our curriculum
  • Able to work across Key Stages 1, 2, 3 or 4 as required
  • Able to demonstrate strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Able to assist pupils in managing personal care
  • Able to assist pupils to develop effective communication skills e.g. Makaton

Having been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted we need applicants who are able to add to our provision and demonstrate and support our school vision of Enjoy, Achieve, Exceed. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01773 602198 to arrange an appointment.

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024

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.