Teaching Assistant Vacancy

The Wherry School

Specialist School for ASD Learners

(Supported by The Wherry School Trust)

 

Teaching Assistants: 33 hours per week, term time + 1 week

  • Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning at Key Stage 2-3 –
  • 2 posts; Scale D 14-17

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,

Norwich,

From January 2018

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the team of The Wherry School to support young people with autism working alongside teachers and staff with the passion to deliver a truly individualised curriculum. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who all possess a mainstream ability profile.

The Wherry School opened in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within four years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. It has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

You will provide direct support to the children and young people in their allocated classes (approximately 6 children per class & 2 Teaching Assistants) at Key Stage 2 or 3 working alongside the classteacher to support the personalisation of the learning for the children to ensure that individual needs are met. The successful candidate will:

 

  • Take an active role in a wide range of classroom and physical activities throughout the academic year; assisting and working closely with the Class Teacher and other Teaching Assistants to contribute to lessons

  • Support the development of key core subject knowledge including phonics, reading, specific mathematical knowledge and intervention programmes, as appropriate

  • Support the children and young people, alongside colleagues in the classroom, during break periods and at lunch times, this will form part of the contracted hours (all staff will be entitled to a break during the lunchtime period)

  • Under the direction of the Class Teacher, help prepare for lessons, contribute towards and carry out schemes of work and individualized learning plans and support if appropriate, care plans – cover supervisors may teach prepared learning under direction from the Classteacher

  • support all staff to contribute to individual student assessments, including assessments of communication, learning plan targets, curriculum learning and management programmes including support for positive behaviour monitoring and reporting

  • Support the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits

Already working in a school, educational or specialist setting, or with relevant experience of working with children and young people, you have good knowledge of supporting pupils with autism and/or additional needs. The children and young people at the Wherry School need staff who are committed to supporting them to achieve the best possible outcomes and who have the highest aspirations for all. This is a unique opportunity to work with this new specialist Educational Trust with the commitment to provide all staff ongoing training, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction.

If you are interested in this post please contact either Rachel Quick, Principal of the Wherry School, or Robert Speck, Vice-principal at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role (please include a contact number in your email).

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an application form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

  • Support Staff Recruitment Information which includes

    • Person Specification

    • Support Staff – job description

    • Support Staff (Norfolk non- teaching application form – copy attached)

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: Friday 15th December 2017 – 12.00 noon

  • Interview dates: w/c 18th December 2017

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Application Form – PDF

Person Specification – PDF

Teach Assistant Pay Grade – 2017 – PDF

Equal Opportunities – 2017 – PDF

Vacancies

The closing date for the Welfare Support and the Parent Support Administrator posts has now passed.

We are looking for the following staff to join our schools in September 2017.   Below is detailed information about the scope of the jobs, job specifications and details about experience and qualifications required.  We are sorry that we are unable to arrange visits to the school at present due to it not being open – however, most information about the school its aims and objectives for the children joining us in September, are available on the school website, or via email office@thewherryschool.co.uk

CLASS TEACHER – KS3 – 1 post available –  From October 30th or sooner into September 2017 if available

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,

Norwich,

(information from Rachel Quick, Principal; Alex Gotte Business Administrator– 07557 196745 – mobile number at present)

 

  • MPS + SEN Point
  • Newly Qualified Teachers may wish to apply for this post

Following a review of staffing at the new Wherry School we are delighted to offer this unique and exciting opportunity to inspire young people with autism.  We are looking for a teacher with the passion to deliver a truly individualised KS3 curriculum and subject specialist delivery at KS4 from 2018/19 onwards. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who all possess a mainstream ability profile.

The Wherry School will open in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within three years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. It has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

We are looking for a Key Stage 3 teacher (although teachers with experience in the upper Primary age range may also be interested and able to support this group of learners).

The successful candidates will be qualified teachers and required, initially, to teach English, Maths, Personal and Social skills to their allocated classes (approximately 6 children per class & 2 Teaching Assistants) to personalise the learning for the children they teach and direct support staff to ensure that individual needs are met, at Key Stage 3. Key Stage 3/4 candidates need to be able to offer a secondary subject alongside their specialism.

Already a teacher, or a newly or recently qualified teacher with relevant experience of working with children and young people with autism, you have a strong track record and knowledge of Key Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum. You will demonstrate excellent knowledge of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and possess outstanding classroom management skills which reflect the specific needs of this group of learners along with highly developed interpersonal skills. What will set you apart will be your relentless commitment to achieving high standards of teaching and learning, your passion for improving outcomes for young people with Autism and the highest aspirations for all learners you work with.

If you are interested in this post please contact Rachel Quick, Principal of the Wherry School, at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role – please include a contact number in your email.

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an application form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

  • Teacher Recruitment Information which includes
    • Person Specification
    • Key Stage 3 Teacher – job description
  • Teaching staff application form
  • Wherry School Safeguarding Policy 2016/17 – can be found on our Website
  • Wherry School Recruitment Policy 2016/17 – can be found on our Website

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: Tuesday 29th August – 12.00  noon
  • Interview dates: early September 2017

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

KS3 Teacher – Person Specification – PDF

KS3 Teacher  – Information Pack – PDF

KS3 Teacher – Application Form – .docx