Teaching Assistants required as soon as possible

Teaching Assistants – 30.75 hours per week, 8.15am to 4.00pm Monday and Thursday and 8.15am to 3.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, term time only. Grade B – Step 1 FTE £18,562, Actual Annual Salary £13,534.08. Fixed term in the first instance to 31st August 2022.

Due to the internal promotion of some of our existing team we are looking to recruit additional Teaching Assistants to our team. If you are a graduate considering a career in teaching this is an ideal stepping stone to gain valuable experience.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, calm, and who have a genuine interest in working with students who have a variety of additional needs. It is expected that you would work closely with teaching and non-teaching staff and provide support across a range of different curriculum subjects. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly and independently are important qualities for the role.

Applicants should be able to communicate well verbally and have a good standard of numeracy and literacy. Experience within the classroom would be an advantage.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School. Wildern School has been judged by Ofsted as an “Outstanding” school for the past three inspections and we are determined to remain that way. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher. Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Completed application forms can be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday, Monday 14th February 2022.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Draft JD Teaching Assistant Dec 2021
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Application Instructions (Support) Jan 21
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Application Form Support Sept 2021
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