Hours of Work:
Full time Monday to Friday 8.40-15.40 (32.5 hours)
or Part time Mon-Thursday 8.40-15.40 (24 hours)
or Mon-Fri 11.55-15.40 (18.75 hours)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Level 2 FTE GR2 SCP 3-8 (£22,737 – £ 24,702 pa) pro rata
Allowances: SEN Allowance
Start Date: 08/04/2024
Closing Date: 8.30am, Monday 19th February 2024
Interview date: Thursday 29th February 2024
Enhanced DBS Check Required: Yes
Mayfield School is looking for full-time and part-time teaching assistantsto join our team. Our school is a special school for 310 pupils aged between 2 and 19 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities including autism. Mayfield is a Unicef Rights Respecting School on a journey to achieve gold status.
The school is split across two sites – Wheeler Street in Lozells (co-located with Holte School and Lozells Junior and Infant School and Nursery) and Heathfield Road in Handsworth. Successful applicants can be asked to work at either site depending on the needs of the school.
At Mayfield School, teaching assistants are valued and appreciated as the largest workforce group in our organisation. Teaching assistants are vital in supporting pupils to access the curriculum and engage in learning. This is a joyful and rewarding job and one where you can really make a difference to the lives of young people and their families.
Special school experience is not necessary if you are a positive person who is committed to improving outcomes for young people and who is willing to learn on the job. If you have good interpersonal skills, a dedication to teamwork and plenty of emotional intelligence we would strongly encourage you to apply.
A recent staff survey showed Mayfield as being in the top 20% of schools showing that risks of work-related stress and staff wellbeing are effectively managed and controlled. Our teaching assistants tell us that they value the in-house training offered by the school and welcome the professional development opportunities available to them.
This post could be based in any key stage class working with pupils who have persistent differences with social interaction, social communication and understanding emotions. Our pupils need clear boundaries and consistent support with engagement, learning, emotional regulation, sensory needs and behaviour management.
We are proud to be part of Education Impact Academy Trust where “better never ends”.
In addition to the salary, we offer a benefits package for all employees through BSHF and regular opportunities for professional development and growth through the school and as part of the Trust.
The trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS, Childcare Disqualification (where applicable), qualifications, medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search (and a prohibition check for teachers) will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
To read a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please click on the link below:
To read our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders please click on the link below:
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide:
Please note contracts of employment will be with Education Impact Academy Trust not Birmingham City Council.
How to apply:
Please apply online: https://educationimpact.org.uk/jobs
If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.