Part Time Hours (27.5hrs) - Term Time Only
Located in the heart of Portsmouth, The Flying Bull Academy is proud of its caring ethos, encouraging and supporting children to achieve their full potential. The academy is a positive and active place to work and we are looking to appoint two One to One Teaching Assistants to join our successful team of professional services staff. One position is within our resourced provision and one position is within our mainstream. We believe that success here is built on strong relationships between everyone involved in the academy.
As a One to One Teaching Assistant you would be expected to contribute to individual pupil’s development including their physical and mental well-being, supporting their learning both in and outside the class room, providing general and specific intervention as outlined on pupil’s EHCPs. Under the direction and guidance of the Class teacher and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator. Assisting the Class teacher, you will support pupils on a one-to-one or within a small group basis, across a wide range of activities and supported learning activities, including the preparation and maintenance of resources. It may also involve supporting a pupil’s medical and/or hygiene needs. You will need to be able to deal with challenging behaviour with a firm but fair approach. Being ELSA qualified would be an advantage in supporting our pupils however it is not essential.
With experience of working with children who have special educational needs in a primary age setting, you will have excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to communicate with a wide range of people, including pupils, their parent/carers and the teaching staff. You will be resilient and hard working with the ability to work on your own initiative while understanding the need to work as part of a cohesive team.
In return, you will be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, bringing you added benefits and opportunities. You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.
You can apply for this vacancy by downloading the University of Chichester Academy Trust application form (www.unicat.org.uk/careers) and supporting documents and sending it to the school by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or post.