Teaching Assistant

David Ross Education Trust
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

Assists with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.

Establishes constructive relationships with pupils and interacts with them according to individual needs.

Salary & Benefits

* NJC Point 10 FTE £14,541 (Pro rata £10,739.21)
* Access to Local Government Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

* Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
* Motivation to work with children and young people.
* Good numeracy/literacy skills.
* A knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
* Understanding of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
* General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies.
* Ability to establish good professional relationships and effective working relationships with a range of partners/colleagues and pupils at a variety of levels.
* Basic understanding of child development and learning.
* Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
* Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country's leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Abbey Academy 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 successful applicants