Teaching Assistant for SEND Team - The Misbourne

Location: Great Missenden


Would you like a job which fits within the school day?
Would you enjoy helping young people achieve their potential?
Do you want to work as part of a caring, flexible team?

Term time only

Salary Type: Bucks pay

Salary details: SALARY: Bucks Pay Range 2 - 3

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Permanent) Part time hours considered for the right candidate

Closing date: 31/10/2024 00:00

Interviews to be held: Interviews organised on application

Required: As soon as possible

About us

We believe that through clarity of vision, collaboration and dedication, we can achieve great things for our young people and for the staff who join us on our journey.

Our vision is simple, yet unashamedly ambitious: ‘To develop world-class students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible and lead happy and successful lives.’ A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully-rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

Website: https://www.themisbourne.co.uk/

About the role

Working as a Teaching Assistant may be the role for you! We can offer a high degree of flexibility around days and hours, working term-time only. This is fulfilling work where you get to make a very real difference to the life chances of individual students. Other benefits include comprehensive training, a pension scheme and access to The Misbourne's state-of-the-art fitness suite.

We are seeking individuals to join our committed team of Teaching Assistants to help our young people realise their potential. You will be part of our specialist SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) team, which is dedicated to delivering the correct support to individual students. SEND students are at the heart of our academy and this role is integral to helping some of our most vulnerable students to succeed. This could be support in lessons or working 1:1 on targeted areas of support. 

About you

You do not need to have had any previous experience of this work - comprehensive training is provided - but the following qualities will be beneficial:
A passion for the importance of learning
Enthusiasm for working with young people to help them succeed
The ability to inspire and be creative
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Your responsibilities will include:
Working collaboratively with subject teachers to ensure students’ progress in individual subjects
Acting as a positive role model both socially and academically
Helping to foster and develop positive relationships with staff and peers
Being flexible to meet the dynamic needs of the SEND department on a daily basis
Identifying personal training needs and attending appropriate internal and external training
Being involved in maintaining records, undertaking assessment and evaluating identified students’ needs
Ensuring inclusive practice and equality of opportunity for all

We recognise the vital importance of support staff at The Misbourne. Professional development is a priority and we provide opportunities for skill development and further responsibility.

Would you like to make a difference to the outcomes and life chances of young people? If so, you could become part of our dedicated team.

Other information

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact our school office on the number below.

If you are interested in learning more about the roles we have available, please contact Mike Lyons, Assistant Headteacher, for an informal chat.

Mike is available via telephone on 01494 862869 or via email [email protected].

Apply via https://www.themisbourne.co.uk/513/vacancies-1

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete self-disclosure form and return prior to interview.