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Teaching Assistant

  • Organisation
  • The Ropemakers Academy
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £22,366 - £23,893
  • Closing date
  • 28/03/2024
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 36
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/39349
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/39349
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £22,366 - £23,893
  • Closing date
  • 28/03/2024
  • Organisation
  • The Ropemakers Academy
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 36
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

Hours of work: 36 Hours
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only etc.
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Thursday 28 March 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Ropemakers Academy
Reef Way
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1FB

Phone:    01323 368374
Email:      recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org
Website:  www.beckmeadtrust.org

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.  

We are seeking to recruit a number of Teaching Assistants with a passion for supporting children with special needs at The Ropemakers’ Academy. This is a brand new special school and so you will be working within a purpose built new school building, teaching across the age ranges.

You will be working as part of a team that are responsible for developing, improving and delivering exciting and innovative provisions for children who are not succeeding in mainstream education, and require a nurturing, positive approach in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

We are looking for devoted, resilient staff who are able to utilise therapeutically based teaching strategies combined with a caring, understanding and nurturing approach to classroom and behaviour management. The successful candidates will also be excellent practitioners with a commitment to fulfilling the needs of pupils experiencing behavioural, emotional or learning difficulties, and social communication difficulties. The ability to motivate pupils towards high achievement is essential. Excellent administrative, organisational and communication skills are also vital. 

If you are already an outstanding practitioner or have the potential to be outstanding, if you work hard and thrive on challenge then we would like to hear from you. As well as modern facilities, we can offer you the opportunity to enhance your career through a comprehensive CPD package, and be part of a school that takes a collaborative and caring staff approach where you will have direct involvement and influence over the development of our provision offer to our community. 

Working in a special school is not always easy. Our students are vulnerable, and can present with challenging behaviours when they are distressed. However, if your first instinct is seeing beyond those behaviours, and looking to provide love, care and kindness to meet their needs head on, then we really need to hear from you. 

We need staff who are resilient, robust and nurturing whilst committed to providing children with a first class educational offer. Our core values are based around providing love. allowing our pupils to flourish, providing a sense of social justice and giving them a sense of community and identity. By joining The Ropemakers’ Academy, you are joining a unique family. Our dedication to therapeutic practice and commitment to making our children feel safe provides our learners with some genuine life chances and choices. These approaches are combined with an ethos of collaborative and innovative teaching and provision delivery. 

Life at Ropemakers can be challenging sometimes, but do not doubt how rewarding it also is. There is a continuous push to ensure that staff are well supported and developed, and that an open and transparent culture exists to maximise the quality of education. We are still developing aspects of our provision, but this provides our staff an opportunity to help shape our work. 

All applications should be submitted on the Beckmead Trust Staff Application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

You are strongly encouraged to come and visit the school and meet the team, to enable you to see our school in action and find out more about this exciting and unique opportunity to take your career in a new direction. so please get in touch with us to arrange for an informal meeting with our Headteacher, Mr. Simon Hawthorne, and have a tour of the school. 

For more details about this role and an application form, please visit our website www.beckmeadtrust.org. 

All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org by the closing date. 

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents or issues that are publicly available online.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.