Teaching Assistant

Bishop's Stortford
Salary Negotiable
29 Nov 2018
27 Dec 2018
Ruth Gould
Contract Type
Full Time

Tutor / TA

Our client is recruiting for a SEMH Tutor/TA to work with KS3 & 4 students with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). This role is a permanent position starting January 2019. They are a small independent school that specialises in working with SEMH students. They are ideally looking for a SEMH Tutor/TA who has some experience working within this field. The majority of the teaching takes place off site at a number of different locations, including the libraries, offices and local gyms and parks.

About the Role

  • To mentor and build strong and successful relationships with KS3/4 children aged between 11 and 16 (with potential to increase to 18/19 in the near future)
  • Working with a small, but solid, team of staff
  • Permanent position starting January 2019 
  • Suitable for someone who can drive
  • Salary starting at £17,000
  • Being responsible for the learning of 4-8 students as part of a team. Each team consists of a Lead teacher, Teacher/UQT, Tutor with additional staff to support where needed.
    • A Lead Teacher oversees their team and is responsible for the planning, teaching, learning, progress and personal development of their students
    • Teacher/UQT shares a portion of this responsibility appropriate to their experience
    • Tutors either support teachers in class or tutor students 1:1
  • Responsibility for a subject lead within the school

About the school:

  • A small independent specialist school for students with SEMH 
  • Less than 15 students currently attend the school, but the school is looking to expand to 30 over the coming years
  • A new leadership team has recently taken over and are putting the school in a position to achieve Good within the next 6 months and progress rapidly beyond that
  • Students’ behaviour is challenging and they have a low level of learning 
  • Lessons are taught on site in small groups but a substantial amount of teaching takes place on a 1:1 basis, and these generally take place off site at a number of publicly accessed locations 
  • Small team of teaching staff, who have excellent relationships with the students (no more than 10 staff in total)
  • Expansion plans are in place, and a new space for learning is being acquired in the New Year
  • Located in the Hertfordshire area (easily accessible by a 40 minute train journey from central London and 30 minutes from Cambridge)

In order to be considered for this role, the SEMH Teacher will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Education / PGCE / or equivalent teaching degree with QTS (unqualified teachers with SEMH experience will also be considered for this role) 
  • Proven experience teaching the UK, or an equivalent, curriculum
  • NQTs and/or OS-trained teachers are welcome to apply
  • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Prior experience working with students with social, emotional and mental health needs (preferred)
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.

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