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Special Education Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant

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The Ryes College
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Full or Part Time
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29 November 2019 10:00 AM
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39 hpw, Monday - Friday, term time (this may vary slightly - part time considered).

An additional five days, of which you will be notified, will be worked during the holidays making a total of 40 weeks per year. 

Would you like to be part of our committed, inspiring and dedicated education team in a school rated 'Good' by Ofsted?

At The Ryes, we understand that many of our young people have been reluctant to engage in education prior to joining us. Our schools provide a personalised curriculum, ensuring that programmes of study suit the individual to re-engage in learning in a positive way. So, having a good imagination, creativity and a positive problem-solving approach is essential to helping us create new ways of making education fun for both pupils and staff. Our Suffolk school is based on a former farm site, in open countryside near Sudbury.

As a TA in our vibrant and accomplished team, you will be pivotal in ensuring that our young people build self-esteem and confidence through seeing successes in their learning. Under instruction of the Teacher / Instructor, you will lead development and delivery of modules of study in key skills and vocational areas, making these accessible to all pupils and amenable to external accreditation. You will support the Teacher / Instructor in ensuring a positive and productive learning environment; managing small groups of children, ensuring their safety and welfare in a range of learning environments, both on and off the school site.

You must:

  • be prepared to work in a challenging but enjoyable work environment
  • be proactive
  • work well within a team
  • have a positive attitude
  • hold a full UK driving licence (manual)
  • possess good literacy and numeracy skills
  • have a passion for working with children with Special Needs.

The following are desirable, although not essential:

  • A good understanding of the classroom environment
  • Experience of working with young people with social, emotional and mental health needs who may display challenging behaviour
  • Possess a basic classroom qualification (e.g. NVQ 2 Teaching Assistant or equivalent).

A full programme of training in relevant areas is provided for employees.

For further details, please contact Lee Pearce on (01787) 372611 or for an application pack, please email: lee.pearce@theryescollege.org.uk

The Ryes College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is therefore a requirement of employment that successful applicants must apply for and obtain a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged and paid for upon recruitment and prior to staring employment.

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