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Specialist Teaching Assistant - with BSL - Term Time

Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Start Date: ASAP

Pay: TSAT C/D Scale £13,629 - £18,021 pro rata

All Faiths Children's Academy is a one form entry school with a well-established provision for deaf children in a primary mainstream setting. We currently have an exciting opportunity to extend our Total Communication provision to include a Specialist Teaching Assistant to work within the provision (we offer communication through signing as well as oral/ aural communication) and mainstream school.

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust we are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.

What you will need to succeed:
  • Qualification in BSL Level 1 or above essential.
  • Passion for working with deaf children and championing their education and well-being.
  • High level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE's at Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English) and good IT skills.
  • The ability to support deaf children through high quality BSL so that they can fully access classroom learning.
  • Recent experience supporting deaf pupils with their studies in education and an understanding of the different needs of deaf learners.
  • A proven track record of supporting and promoting pupil independence.
  • A good knowledge of the needs of pupils in EYFS/KS1/KS2.
  • Some knowledge of SEN.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and resilience.
  • High expectations of all our children regardless of need.
  • Flexibility and a commitment to team-working.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff and students.

What you will get in return from All Faiths Children's Academy:
  • A small and vibrant team who offer a supportive induction program.On-going support through team meetings and professional development days.
  • High expectations for all members of the school community.
  • Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust.
  • Free on-site car parking.
  • Discounted gym membership at Thinking Fitness.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in a well-established provision for deaf children, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Alice Atkinson, our Teacher in Charge of the Deaf provision at website via the button below.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Closing Date: 28/11/2021 at 23:45

Interviews: TBC

Information about the school

All Faiths Children's Academy is a one form primary academy based in the Strood area. We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too.

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer.

Our mission is to "transform life chances"; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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