Ormiston Meridian Academy

Teaching Assistant - Vacancy

Required for September 2021

Teaching Assistant

Grade: 4 actual salary £14,093 – £14,956 per annum

Hours: 28 hours per week, term time only + 4.5 training days

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.05pm

Ormiston Meridian Academy are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and committed teaching assistants, to work as part of the Learning Support Team/ SEND department in supporting students with learning difficulties, disabilities and other barriers to their learning in mainstream classes.

Your role will be to assist identified learners achieve success in their studies. This could include those students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) issues, students with an EHCP and students requiring additional support in lessons.

Key Duties

To establish supportive relationships with students.

To support SEND students on 1:1 basis outside of the classroom.

Working with SEND students in classes.

Working with SEND students in small groups

Working with other groups of students to support learning.

Plan and deliver interventions

Liaise between subject staff, students and SENCO.

Working with other professionals/outside agencies acting on advice given.

Work closely with parents/ carers to provide regular updates on progress and targets for SEND students.

To support SEND students holistically, e.g. improve attendance, reduce FTEs for SEND students.

To contribute to the delivery and adaption of the curriculum for SEND students.

To be willing to contribute to the broader life of the Academy community.

To positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all students.

To attend meetings and in-service training days where necessary and appropriate.

To follow Academy procedures and policies.

Key Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or hold certificates in Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills.

Functional Skills Level 3

Must hold or be willing to work towards Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

Skills and Experience

Have an awareness of strategies to support students with various SEND needs.

To work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility.

Be a positive role model in the Academy community.

Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including professionals and parents/ carers.

Possess the ability to positively manage behaviour. 

The ability to focus learners on tasks in a positive manner.

Further information can be obtained by clicking the links below

To find out more about working at Ormiston Meridian Academy, please visit our website or contact Miss A Vigus, SENCo, [email protected]  .

Closing date for applications: 12noon Friday 11th June 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 14th June 2021.

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This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Ormiston Meridian Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.