Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200

Teaching Assistant SEN Level 2

Grade E, Point 4-5

39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 Training Days)

 Rowan Gate is a continually evolving and highly successful primary school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties with sites in Wellingborough and Rushden, Northamptonshire and recently opened satellite class at a local infant school in Rushden.

Due to the anticipated increase in pupil numbers, we will have several vacancies for permanent Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistants to join our team, to start as soon as possible although some start dates can be delayed until 1st September 2021. The posts will be permanent part-time contracts for 33.75 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year. Consideration will be given to applications for part-week applications but this will be subject to the ability to form informal job-shares.

Successful candidates will be appointed to work at any of the Rowan Gate School sites and all applicants should be able and willing to work at either site or the satellite class. As far as possible staff will be allocated to a specific site/class on an annual basis but travel between sites may be necessary on occasion.

General Information about the post

As mentioned above, the post will be for 33.75 hours per week, consisting of the following working pattern, with ½ hour unpaid lunch break:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 8.40 am – 3.30 pm

Tuesday – 8.40 am – 5.00 pm (staff training/update from 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm)

Thursday – 8.40 am – 4.00 pm (staff class time from 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm)

Rowan Gate Primary School is an outstanding school, committed to the professional development of all its staff. However, due to the complex nature of our pupils, experience of pupils with special needs is desirable, preferably (but not exclusively) within a special school setting.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Experience of working with primary aged pupils with SEN in a school environment
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification, registered with Ofqual.
  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills (preferably a minimum of GCSE Grade C or its equivalent)
  • Knowledge of Team Teach and PECS
  • Excellent IT and keyboard skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft 365
  • Positive attitude to self-improvement and training

Rowan Gate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of the pupils in its care and all applicants should hold or be willing to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. Appointments will also be subject to a satisfactory medical assessment and 2 satisfactory references from previous employers.

Internal applicants (including supply staff) can submit a letter of application that addresses each of the points in the job specification. External applicants must submit an application form.

If you have already submitted an application for this role then please do not reapply.

Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 1st July 2021. It is expected that interviews will take place during week commencing 5th July 2021. Due to the short time between the closing date and the interview date, candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted by telephone and email.

Further information and an application pack can be found on our school website www.rowangateprimary.co.uk or alternatively please contact Mrs Donna Pilcher, HR Administrator on 01933 351200 or by email on

 


 

Casual Teaching Assistants

Wellingborough or Rushden – pay rate: £10.49 per hour

www.rowangateprimary.co.uk

Rowan Gate is a vibrant and highly successful primary school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties, with established sites in Wellingborough and Rushden, Northamptonshire. We have consistently been awarded Outstanding by Ofsted since 2010.

Due to the expansion of the school and the increase in staff, we are looking to add to our bank of casual/supply Teaching Assistants to cover short-term and long-term absence and training.  These positions do not have regular guaranteed hours and work can be requested/offered to fit in with other commitments.  As a 2-site school, it would be helpful if applicants were able and willing to work at either site but we accept that this may not always be possible. A candidate’s inability to work at both sites will not be a barrier to consideration for the post.

The role is classed as a Teaching Assistant SEN Level 1, which is paid at Grade D, point 3 of the NCC pay structure. This is currently £10.49 per hour (including an element of holiday pay).

Please note that acceptance as a supply Teaching Assistant will not automatically render you suitable for contracted work and, should a vacancy arise within the school, you will be required to follow the application procedure for that post.  However, you will be provided with an opportunity to gain relevant experience that will support any application for a post within a school environment.

Ideally, the successful candidates will have:

  • Good English and Maths skills (preferably GCSE) or its equivalent
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to supporting pupils with various Special Educational Needs

Rowan Gate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of the pupils in its care and all applicants should hold or be willing to undergo a DBS Enhanced Check.  Appointment will also be subject to a satisfactory medical assessment and 2 satisfactory references.

There is no closing date for applications for casual work.  We will consider applications as they are received.  Please make sure that you specify clearly on your application that you wish to be considered for casual work.

Further information or an application form can be obtained by contacting Donna Pilcher on 01933 351200 or by email:

 

Contact The Hayway

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG

Tel: 01933 351200

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Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS

Tel: 01933 304970