Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3
Exeter House is a forward thinking, aspirational and vibrant Special School in Salisbury. This is an exciting time for us as we are exploring opportunities for expansion and further development of our provision and aim to become a Centre of Excellence for the south of Wiltshire. We are committed to supporting our local community and have developed an outreach service. This has been exceptionally well received by both parents and professionals.
We are a supportive and caring school where we strive to enable everyone to be the best they can be. We not only believe in the extraordinary but seek it out in every student we work with and every staff member who works for us.
Exeter House is part of the Somerset Road Education Trust: a unique collaborative multi-academy trust, formed in partnership with St Mark's CofE Junior School and Wyndham Park Infants' School who share our campus. We also have an offsite vocational centre for our older students. At present the school caters for approximately 142 young people between the ages of 4 and 19 who have PMLD, SLD or Complex Needs. A significant number of students also have a diagnosis of autism.
We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, conscientious and caring apprentice teaching assistants to join our hardworking and committed team. You will provide support for an identified class, providing a stable, caring and supportive learning environment, enabling pupils to achieve their full learning potential and development.
The primary role of a Teaching Assistant within a special school is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning, social and emotional development, positive behaviour and independence. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils' well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum either in small groups or individually. The role also includes supporting pupils with personal care.
We would like to hear from you if:
- You are passionate about working with children and young people with special educational needs.
- You are a team player who can build good working relationships with colleagues.
- You are flexible, enthusiastic and resilient, with a good sense of humour.
- You have good numeracy, literacy and ICT skills.
- You are committed to ongoing professional development.
We can offer you:
- A positive and friendly working environment.
- An opportunity to work with an amazing group of young people.
- Extensive induction programme and ongoing CPD programme and training.
- Opportunities and support for continued professional growth.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Reduced membership fee at local Health and Fitness Club.
Hours of work: 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm Wednesday (training), 30 minute lunch break
Plus 13 induction training sessions that will take place over a period of time held on Thursdays 3.00pm to 4...... click apply for full job details