This role is working 39 weeks per year during school term time and INSET plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as 'outstanding' in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As a Teaching Assistant at Leaways School, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will support the class teacher to promote positive behaviour, you will understand learning objectives, content and intended outcomes for the learning activities in which students are involved and you will support monitoring student progress. You will be part of a key team around the young person in order to maintain consistent support, communication and updated support plans.
Ideally, for this role, we are looking for someone who has experience of working within a SEN setting, a passion for supporting young people to learn and develop but more importantly, someone who wants to make a difference to the lives and education of our children and young people. We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Why work for us?
* a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
* a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
* continued professional development and training
* contributions to your pension
* a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
* £500 refer-a-friend bonus
* OFSTED bonuses
* life insurance
* cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
* discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
* birthday treats
* long service and employee of the month awards
* employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
Leaways School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school in Clapton, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 17. Our school provides a safe learning environment for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs including autism and an EHC Plan. We also have a separate specialist area to support young people on the autistic spectrum (ASC) and a Primary unit taking children from 7 years old. We aim to offer as close to a mainstream experience as possible but provide the additional care and support needed around each young person to enable them to thrive.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020