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Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:VT Grade 8, SP22 – SP25, £21,495 - £23,573 per annum pro rata (actual salary £16,149 - £17,710 per annum) dependent on experience + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package.
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9:00. Interviews: Friday 6th March 2020


Permanent, part time (32.5 hours per week) 8.30am-3.30pm (Monday to Friday) term time only including inset days (with occasional additional hours for meetings until 4.30).

VT Grade 8, SP22 – SP25, £21,495 - £23,573 per annum pro rata (actual salary £16,149 - £17,710 per annum) dependent on experience + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package. 

We require a specialist-teaching assistant to work 1:1, with small groups and alongside class teachers supporting children with SEND. To work alongside the SENCo in developing our SEND aware practice across the school. 

Venturers Trust is a new Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.

Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed team at Bannerman Road Community Academy. We are looking to recruit a specialist SEND TA who is genuinely inspired to work with children with SEND within a strong, supportive team, delivering high quality provision for the children within our care. You would support SLT/ SENDCo in devising school strategies to support children with SEND.  Support other TA’s in developing high quality SEND practice.

Previous experience of working with children with SEND is essential, as well as a willingness to support and advise colleagues as is flexibility and a sense of humour.  We strive to offer the highest level of education and trust that you will have equally high expectations. The Trust offers a wide variety of CPD opportunities.

The successful candidate will have:

• GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).

• Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent qualification.

• Knowledge and experience working with SEND children and the strategies needed to support them

• Ability to support other staff and support delivery of CPD

• Commitment to continuing personal and professional development.

• Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and barriers to learning

• Emotional resilience and a proactive can do attitude

• Experience and willingness to work across key stages 1 and 2. 

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.

Closing date:   Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9:00.  Interviews:  Friday 6th March 2020

Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.

Bannerman Road Community Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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