Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Talent Pool

Location: Mountfield Heath, Robertsbridge

Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday

Salary: £14,000- £16,000

We are looking for Teaching Assistants to add to our Talent Pool for Mountfield Heath School. 

If you are interested in working with Children with Special Educational Needs and would like to be notified and considered for upcoming vacancies, please submit your application.

Applying for our Talent pool means that we will be able to contact you, if shortlisted, as soon as an opportunity is available in the School or area.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills.  You will be working with young people who have complex needs and your ability to develop trusting relationships with the young people and staff will be crucial.  You will be able to reliably work to instruction as well as take the initiative when circumstances demand.  An interest in teaching and a desire to improve these students’ lives is essential. 

The ability to contribute to the development of our school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required.  We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and re-engage the young people that we serve.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. 

About the School:

Mountfield Heath School is a new independent special educational needs provision, for 32 pupils aged 5-12.  The successful candidate will support our teachers working alongside other support staff and therapists, to deliver the curriculum and help nurture a therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties.

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

 

About the role

Working as a Teaching Assistant at Mountfield Heath School you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting our teachers to promote personal development and well-being for all.  You will help setup the classrooms, lead on small parts of lessons, keep accurate records to track pupil progress and contribute to lesson planning.  It is essential that you are aware of pupil progress and able to flag potential concerns.  Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility.  Any experience of teaching would be an advantage but not essential.  

Salary is £14,000 – £16,000 (actual) dependent on qualifications and experience.  This salary is actual and is not pro rata.  Staff are only required to work during term time.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.