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SEND Teaching Assistant - Granard Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

32.5 hours per week
Term time only (39 weeks)
Required Thursday, 1st September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our highly inclusive school based in Putney to be part of an enthusiastic and skilled team that is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative special base for children and young people with learning difficulties, Autism and/or complex needs.

The Headteacher and Governors of Granard Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced, self-motivated and inspiring SEND Teaching Assistant.  We have a wonderful community spirit that celebrates our vibrant and diverse multi-cultural community and are looking to appoint a caring, committed, passionate and dynamic outstanding individual who has high aspirations to support our children. 

The job profile will include supporting the Teacher with the development and education of our pupils in the class. This role is based in our ASD Base and you will be working closely with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator as well as the Head of Base.

The right candidate will be a role model to our children; challenging and inspiring our children through high expectations, both in work and behaviour; will promote effective speech and language; will make learning fun and have a genuine belief that all children have the potential for success. 

This position would ideally suit an energetic, resilient candidate who is kind, flexible, and patient and has the ability to inspire and motivate young children. You will need to be proactive and creative in supporting and engaging the children in the classroom and the outside environment.  You will need to be able to support the children’s general welfare and hygiene needs and be confident about working with young children.  You will also need to work closely with the class teacher to prepare resources and carry out various administrative tasks required in the classroom.  You will also need to be able to work effectively as part of a team.

The successful candidates will demonstrate excellent interpersonal relationships and be proud to work in a school that has the vision to Nurture, Inspire and Transform Lives.

We believe our school motto sums up our vision: Growing together; Achieving together.

For the right candidates, we can offer:

  • A dedicated Leadership Team and a supportive, professional environment
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to develop you professionally, with regular coaching, mentoring, modelling and positive feedback in a supportive learning community
  • Many and varied opportunities to foster your passions and talents
  • Manageable workloads and achievable deadlines

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is driven and ambitious
  • Has excellent speech and language skills
  • Is able to challenge, inspire and motivate
  • Committed to putting pupils first and helping them to reach their potential
  • Has a strong commitment to school improvement
  • Will work to move our school beyond ‘good’
  • Will support and promote the inclusive ethos of the school
  • Is a committed team member

English and Maths GCSE grade A-C, or equivalent, is essential. Candidates selected for interview must bring evidence of their qualifications with them.  We would be very happy to receive applications from graduates.

If you are interested in joining our dedicated, friendly, supportive and highly motivated team, to help us to build upon our continuing success, please contact the school office. Visits to the school are strongly recommended. To arrange a visit please contact the school on 020 8788 3606. 

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Completed application should be returned via email to kim.humphreys@granard.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing Date: Friday, 15th July 2022 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing Monday, 18th July 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to a DBS check.

CVs are not accepted. 

Granard Primary School
Cortis Road, Putney, London, SW15 6XA
Tel: 0208 788 3606
Fax: 0208 785 4515
E-mail: info@granard.wandsworth.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Cheryl Grigg

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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