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Oswald Road Primary School Teaching Assistant SEN Level 2

This position is Temporary, Full Time, Term Time Only working 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. If a part time role would be preferable, Monday to Thursday mornings only (16 hours) or Monday to Friday mornings only (20 hours) would be considered.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Grade 4 £19,554 to £21,166 pa pro rata
  • Contract: Full Time Temp/Fixed Term
  • Applications Close: 10 September 2019 12:00
  • Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Job details

We are looking for someone who is patient, nurturing, highly flexible and able to work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communications skills. The role will involve both 1-1 work and general TA3 duties.

The successful candidate will work as a SEND 1:1 TA mornings and a Phase TA in the afternoons.

The successful candidate also requires experience of working with children with special educational needs.

Oswald Road is an innovative and forward thinking school that has a very supportive and dedicated staff team who work tirelessly to provide a stimulating, safe learning environment where the personalised provision for all learners enables them to meet their full potential.

This is an exciting time to join; we have a clear vision for our future and a school community with a passion for learning and development.

Our most recent Ofsted report noted that, "Overall, care of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the school's work. This is due to strong leadership in this area.

One parent, reflecting the views of others, noted: 'The SEN provision at Oswald Road is second to none. I am beyond thrilled with the progress that my daughter has made."

We can offer you:

  • A committed team of staff
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Children who are eager to learn
  • A skilled and supportive governing body
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • A welcoming, friendly environment
  • A school that is at the heart of the local community

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are an excellent practitioner
  • High expectations of all children at all times
  • A commitment to working within a team
  • A positive attitude
  • A commitment to raising standards
  • An awareness of what an effective classroom looks like
  • An understanding of the different types of learners, including those that have English as an additional language

"I am personally so grateful that my son is part of a wonderfully diverse and close school community where tolerance, understanding and love are promoted."- Year 4 Parent.

"I've always loved how our children and school community as a whole are always so accepting of children from different cultures and faiths, different family backgrounds and the differing needs of their friends in the classroom." Teacher, Year 1 Teacher.

"We have so many different people from different countries, and that makes our school unique. In my class, for example, we have one person from Argentina, some from Pakistan and one person is from Wales." Child of Oswald Road.

"Oswald Road Primary School is a vibrant and nurturing environment in the heart of Chorlton in Manchester. I have genuinely never worked with a nicer team. The level of care they show for the children and to each other is just amazing. In 2016 Manchester was announced by the Economist as the best city to live in in the UK for the third year running. The city's core values of tolerance and unity are wonderfully mirrored in the closeness of our school community." Deborah Howard, Headteacher.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

If you are interested in this vacancy please email your completed application form to:admin@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk or post to: E.Linton, Oswald Road Primary School, Nicolas Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9PL.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

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Closing Date: 10 September 2019 12:00

Shortlisting: 11/09/2019

Interviews: 17/09/2019

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/2330-81S