Teaching Assistant – Start in September 2020
We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to support students with a range of special educational needs throughout the school including young people with Autism, physical disabilities or who find learning challenging for a variety of reasons, within a mainstream setting. We would like to encourage people who may be considering a career in teaching. However, we are looking for at least a two year commitment. We would also welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience.
Springwest is located on a large green site less than 30 minutes from Waterloo and only 7 minutes’ walk from Feltham station. With easy access to the M3 and M4 we are also well located for staff looking to live outside of central London.
Contract start date: 1st September 2020
Applications submitted by: noon 28th July 2020
Successful candidates informed: According to application
Interviews: According to application and can be held virtually
Salary: Scale 5 Point 11-15 of the support staff pay scale (£20,185 - £21,680)
Contract type: 35 hours per week / 39 weeks per year – term time only
Contract term: Permanent
Early finish every Friday.
Cycle to work scheme.
Free annual flu jabs.
Interest-free annual season ticket loan up to £3,000 to cover the cost of public travel between home and the workplace.
‘Finder’s fee’ recruitment programme.
On-site day nursery and a preschool (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) offering discount to our staff.
The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme is available to all eligible Trust employees.
Paid 'thank you' afternoon for eligible staff.
Employee Assistance Programme offering free & confidential counselling as well as general advice including financial.
Our culture is one of aspiration, progression and innovation.
We think differently: take our school day as an example. Our later start of 9:20am for students allows our staff time to plan in the morning, whilst they are fresh. It also responds to the adolescent brain, which is more alert later in the morning.
Staff meetings take place in the morning; developing our staff is always a priority, it is only right that this takes place at the start of the day, free from the distractions and fatigue of the school day.
We offer genuine support and guidance to our staff at all stages of their career, after all, you are our most important resource. This may be through informal conversations with colleagues or the Teaching and Learning team, learning walks or discussions with your line manager.
We hold the highest aspirations for staff and students alike. Support is given to increase your impact through high quality and well planned professional development. Benefit is gained from opportunities across our Trust, Hounslow Education Partnership and our local teaching alliance.
You know the difference a good teaching assistant can make to a child's future and are determined that their socio-economic background will not dictate this.
You believe that establishing strong relationships with students supports their personal development and preparedness to learn.
You work collaboratively and understand that we achieve more working together.
You have a relentless focus on the development of your classroom practice and welcome coaching and support.
Beatrice, English Teacher
Being an NQT at Springwest Academy has been an enriching experience; I feel like my voice is heard and my teaching philosophy valued, not only during department meetings but CPD too. I truly feel that this school is progressive and is open to exploring new, research based teaching strategies. This has really improved my professional development. Most importantly, there is, and has been since I arrived as a trainee, a comfortable, trusting and positive atmosphere throughout the school with excellent teachers which has made my time here.
Jennie, Science Teacher
The most positive aspect of my job has been the relationships that I have been able to build with the students, who are diverse and engaging. The senior management have been very flexible and understanding of my need for a home life balance and have supported me so that I have always been able to ‘be there’ for my own family.
Tudor Park Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake online safeguarding training and all positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Two references will be sought for every candidate that is called for interview.