Student Support Assistant
Sapientia Education Trust
Wymondham, NR18 9SZ
Fakenham Academy is a local school with high ambitions and a key drive for continuous improvement. We believe that education is the key to transforming life chances, and that by creating an outstanding learning environment where all students are happy and taught well, we will enhance their prospects to become productive, successful citizens of the future. Our core standards include high expectations of everyone in our learning community; good discipline consistently applied; reliably good quality teaching; a commitment from parents to work in partnership with the academy and respectful, positive relationships between everyone in our learning community. For us it is about educating the whole child through a diverse and broad curriculum and making sure they are prepared to enter today’s modern world, as well rounded capable young men and women. Our latest Ofsted inspection recognised the high-level standard we work hard to deliver resulting in being rated a “good” school in all aspects of the inspection.
We are looking to appoint a Student Support Assistant to start at Fakenham Academy in the Autumn Term. The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly with students with a diverse range of special educational needs, including learning, physical and medical difficulties, enabling them access to the Curriculum. Applicants will need a good basic education, good communication skills and an interest in working with young people.
Previous experience of working with young people, or in an educational environment, is desirable. Consideration will be given to applicants who are considering a career in education and wish to gain experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for applicants with patience, understanding and a commitment to the success of every child to join our school community.
The successful candidate would need to follow and adhere to the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants. This would encompass the 4 themes of:
1. Personal and Professional Conduct
2. Knowledge and Understanding
3. Teaching and Learning
4. Working with Others
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and all necessary safeguarding checks before employment commences.
Application Closing Date will be Monday 27 June 2022 (12 noon)
Interview will take place on Monday 4 July 2022
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.
SCP 5 – 6 - £19,650 - £20,043 FTE
Actual Salary: £14,779 - £15,345 pro rata per annum
32.5 hours a week – Term Time plus 1 week
How to apply
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