Job Role: Part-time Teaching Assistant – Level 2
Hours of Work: Part time Monday to Friday 8.40-12.25 OR 11.55-15.40
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Level 2 FTE GR2 SCP 3-8 (£21,228 – £ 23,233pa) pro rata
Allowances: SEN Allowance
Start Date: Monday 8th January 2024
Closing Date: 8.30am Friday 1st December 2023
Interview Date: Wednesday 13th December 2023
Enhanced DBS Check Required: Yes
Mayfield School is looking for 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.
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.
How to Apply
Completed applications should be returned firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting: Friday 1st December
Interviews: Wednesday 13th December