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Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative Special School based in purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream schools.  

We are a happy, thriving, oversubscribed and growing special school for children and young people aged 4 -19 with severe and complex learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism and/or physical/sensory disabilities. We are committed to supporting all of our learners to achieve and enjoy and be stimulated and challenged to fulfil their potential. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff have high expectations of our learners and we all have the highest expectations of ourselves. 

Our learners are at the heart of our vision and we believe that together we make a positive difference.  Our school provides real opportunities for aspiring teachers, school leaders and support staff who want to work in a special educational needs environment.

We recognise that the success of our school is largely dependent on the quality of our staff and are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding individuals.

At present, we have the below vacancies:

Teaching Assistants

Start Date: 1st December 2022

Hours:   Full Time- 32.5 hours per week

Contract:   Term Time, 39 week per year

Salary:  Scale 5  NJC12 - 15

 

Successful candidates will:                                                                                                                                 

  • Have experience of working with children and young people (experience of working with children with SLD/PMLD/ASC is an advantage);
  • Have good communication and numeracy skills; to be considered, you will have achieved a GCSE Grade A*- C 4/9 or equivalent (please provide evidence of these qualifications.)
  • Be well organised and able to contribute to assessment and planning as overseen by the Class Teacher;
  • Be creative and have an enthusiastic, imaginative and caring approach to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
  • Have high expectations of learners’ achievements relating to communication, independence, inclusion in the community and behaviour.

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities,
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & governors.
  • 12 weeks holiday a year - term time only working 
  • A well-resourced school that promotes wellbeing for all,
  • The opportunity to make a significant, positive contribution to the learning and experiences of local learners with SLD in this unique Special School.
  • Kew Gardens membership, fantastic pension and cycle to work scheme.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the post, you will need to complete the support staff application form which can be found on the school website.  As part of the application please also ensure you complete section 9 using the person specification and respond to each point in order.

Closing date to apply:

Interview dates:

9:00am on 7th October 2022

W/C 17th October 2022

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. The Auriga Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check with a check of the DBS Barred List.

Play Leader - Teaching Assistant

Start Date:     1st December 2022

Hours:             9:45am to 1:45pm -

Contract:       Monday to Friday - Term Time Only

Salary:            NJC07

A play leader will provide additional support to our learners along with our other class team staff. This will be done by delivering lunchtime clubs, developing learner progress in social situations through promotion of play, both structured and unstructured. This role would definitely suit a parent or individual looking for part-time work. Please speak to the school about flexible working if you would like to consider the role but would require this.

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities.
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & Governors.
  • A well-resourced school and further training.
  • 12 weeks holiday a year - term time only working 
  • The opportunity to make a significant, positive contribution to the learning and experiences of local learners with SLD in this unique Special School.
  • Kew Gardens membership
  • Excellent Pension contributions
  • Corporate Eye Care Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the post, you will need to complete the Support Staff application form which can be found on the school website. As part of the application please also ensure you complete section 9 using the person specification and respond to each point in order.

Closing date to apply:      9:00am 7th October  2022

Interviews:                             W/C 17th October 2022

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. The Auriga Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check with a check of the DBS Barred List.