SEND Teaching Asst - Upland Primary

Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
£14,803 - £15,617 per annum
11 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full time

About Upland Primary School

Upland Primary School is an over-subscribed two-form entry primary school with a nursery in the heart of Bexleyheath.  Our school has a vibrant feel; we are proud of our happy, welcoming and positive atmosphere and our strong community links.  The exciting and innovative curriculum at Upland ensures that our children enjoy coming to school and have a real love of learning.  Our children are encouraged to become independent learners; we work together to build confidence and self-esteem, allowing children to explore different activities in a variety of ways. Our Ofsted inspection in January 2019 confirmed the previous grading of Good, with a recommendation for a section 5 inspection within 2 years, with a view to becoming Outstanding. 

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About Unity Academy Trust

Upland is part of the Unity Academy Trust, along with Gravel Hill Primary School. 

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Your Opportunity

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to support the needs of pupils with SEND. We are looking for an experienced TA with a proven track record of supporting SEND students across EYFS and Key Stage 1.

The ideal candidate will have:

The minimum of a Level 2 Diploma or equivalent, with proficient practical skills

Knowledge of a range of primary school interventions and provisions

Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team.

The children at Upland are encouraged to become independent learners; we work together to build confidence and self-esteem, allowing children to explore different activities in a range of ways. Through our teaching and learning model, our aim is to enable all children to reach their full potential by developing excellence and enjoyment. Our school community is looking for someone who believes in our vision and values. In return we offer a reassuring induction package, supportive leadership and colleagues, a commitment to high quality CPD, and a genuinely happy environment to work in.

Further details about this vacancy are available to download from the downloads section below. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss the post further please contact Beth McKenzie, Head Teacher on 020 83032175.

Interviews will take place from November 1st 2019.

Visits to the school are essential.

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. Once you have completed this, the form should be submitted via email to Alternatively, paper applications should be sent to Upland Primary School, Church Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 4DG. The closing date for your application is as stated above.

References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.