Teaching Assistant - PRU
37 hours per week, Permanent (44.5 weeks)
£17490 - £18561 dependent on experience
We are recruiting for a Pupil Referral Unit based in Maldon. This Alternative Provision Academy educates vulnerable children from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 referred from schools across Essex mid areas.
They would like to appoint an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join their committed and caring team across their Academy centres in mid and north Essex.
Many of the young people who attend their provision arrive there at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is their aim to ensure that they help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school.
This post is 37 hours a week, term time only at Scale 5 Pt 8-11. The salary will be between £17,490 to £18,561 - 44.5 paid weeks.
Information about the School
The Academy is an 11 - 16 school for young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.
They are very proud of the provision they offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4.
In addition to the core curriculum, they provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements.
Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.
At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, they focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, they focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training.
They have an ongoing target that none of their Year 11 leavers are NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and they regularly maintain this excellent target.