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Ark St Alban’s Academy
Teaching Assistant (Fixed Term)

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking a skilled and determined candidate to join its special educational needs and disabilities (SEN/D) team.

The academy is rapidly expanding is pastoral care provision, including the support it provides to pupils with SEN/D. Led by the academy SENDCO, the successful candidate will work directly with pupils both in and outside of the classroom. They will take responsibility for supporting pupils in their learning of the curriculum, leading targeted interventions and coordinating between teachers, parents the wider pastoral team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for raising the achievement of vulnerable pupils. They will also demonstrate the ability to learn specialist skills and to quickly become an expert in specific aspects of SEN/D provision. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with the SENDCO, speech and language therapist and external agencies. They will lead the work of the academy in supporting specific pupils or in meeting specific special education needs. The right candidate will demonstrate the capability to specialise and to increase their impact on pupil progress over time.   

A wide-ranging and ambitious job description which will allow the right candidate to grow and to thrive while also having an immediate impact on the lives of the young people that we serve.

Working with SEN/D pupils is vital work and, when done well, is quite often life changing for the young people involved. The successful candidate will need to have experience of communicating effectively with a wide-range of stakeholders. They will need to be persistent, determined and compassionate. Most of all, they must demonstrate the highest of expectations for what young people with SEN/D can achieve.

We believe that all pupils can, and will succeed, at school and at university, and this role is pivotal in our work to provide all pupils with the safety and support they need to be able to flourish.

As a Church of England School, we believe that climbing the mountain to university is the best way to challenge all of our pupils to fulfil their God-given talents. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that pupils drawn from a low-income community have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. This role will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to have a significant impact on the work we do to fulfil our mission.

 

Please submit your application online by visiting http://arkstalbans.org/vacancies. The deadline for applications is Thursday 09 December 2021 at 10.00am.

Our website can provide more information about Ark St Alban’s Academy.

 

Start date:                            Fixed term. January 2022 (or earlier by agreement) until July 2022

Location:                              Conybere Street, Birmingham B12 0YH

Reports to:                           SENDCO

Working Pattern:            40 hours per week

                                                  08:00-16:30 Monday-Friday (including 30 minute lunch break)

 Salary:                                   Scale 5 on the Ark Support Staff Salary Scale.  Actual salary £18,376 – £21,108

 

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