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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Bradford

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Job description

We are seeking an aspiring teacher who is seeking a long term career in special needs education. The successful applicant will join our Future Teachers Programme, with a view to completing School Centred Initial Teaching Training (SCITT) in 2020.

Our client school caters for approximately 265 students aged 11-19 with a wide range of complex and individual needs. The main school houses Key Stage 3 and 4 students, and located in a separate campus is the Post 16 Provision, providing outstanding specialist education and training aimed at providing pathways for life after school for.

The school benefits from on-site support from other professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, the School Nursing team, Physiotherapy teams as well as support from Social Care and other services. The school also enjoys close links with education, leisure, sporting and commercial organisations across the locality and are keen to actively promote these partnerships for the benefit of all students.

The successful applicant will be joining a dedicated team of professional experts who continue to be confident in improving and developing the services offered to the young people in school.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with class teachers to implement bespoke learning programmes for individuals with Special Educational Needs, which include Autism; Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities; Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, and Moderate Learning Difficulties. You will be confident in managing pupil behaviour and in differentiating learning activities to support those with additional needs.

Learning opportunities are appropriately structured for students throughout their school journeys to enable them to become valued members of the wider community with positive self-worth. You will be committed to supporting individual pupils to reach their full potential within a gradient of independence, confidence and resilience; giving them the ability to face the challenges of adult life.

Over the course of the Future Teachers programme, you will begin to take on more responsibilities within school, with opportunities to plan and deliver your own lessons. Future Teacher candidates will also receive free access to six online support modules provided by Best Practice Network containing six hours of content aligned to both the Teacher Standards and Early Career Framework. Badges are rewarded for the successful completion of each pack.

Minimum Requirements

  • Recent Graduate (any discipline)
  • Interested in a future career within Special Needs Education
  • Available on a full-time basis (5 days a week within term time) for the duration of the 2019/2020 academic year

Please contact Rebecca Barham in The Leeds and Bradford SEN Team for more information.

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