Teaching Assistant Vacancy

 We are looking for a committed, flexible and enthusiastic full time Teaching Assistant to support a visually impaired secondary aged child within our school.

Starting from November 4th 2019.

This role will require a forward thinking, creative approach combined with resilience and determination to improve outcomes. You will need to be highly organised, pro-active, versatile and resilient.
Responsibilities will include setting up and maintaining a bespoke environment and following planning produced by the teacher, together with direction from other professionals.
Regular meetings with the SEN team will support you in this and all aspects of your role. Medical training may be required.
Here at Totnes Progressive School, we pride ourselves in forming great relationships with our pupils following our ‘LARS’ ethos. In keeping with these values you would be expected to familiarise yourself with the needs of the students, supporting them emotionally as well as academically.
You should be an effective team member, prepared to use your own initiative to set goals and action plans.
You should be prepared to work with both the individual and groups of children when required.
Candidates must have experience of working with children with special needs within a school environment and be able to assist up to GCSE level.
Closing date Friday 18th October. Interviews will be held over half term.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office on 01803 864484 or
email our SENDCo kate@top-school.co.uk
For an application form and job description, please email our main office office@top-
school.co.uk. Visits to the school are welcome.
We are an equal opportunity school and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and individuals.
A DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post.