Maple View School – Special Needs Teaching Assistant – 39 hours per week, term time only

Location: Maple View School, Derbyshire


Starting salary up to £11.26 per hour, 39 hours per week, term time only

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Maple View School opened in June 2020. Due to growing numbers, we are now in the position to be able to recruit further TA’s.

We are a small school, with capacity for 18 children, including 7 residential placements, for children aged 6-16 with a range and complexity of needs including: Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties, associated behavioural difficulties and Prader Willi Syndrome.

The children follow individualised curriculum pathways, either semi-formal or subject-specific, according to ability, with EHCP Outcomes and preparation for life post Maple View at the core of their pathway. Children engage in classroom-based learning, including daily literacy, numeracy and PSHE activities in the mornings. In the afternoons they can access horticulture, small animal care, cooking, Outdoor School and community-based activities. Individual and group therapy sessions are delivered throughout the day. There is a strong focus on creativity and well-being, with a whole school music session at the start of the day and yoga to close. A half-termly book, accessible to all, is the focus of whole-school cross-curricular planning, encompassing the areas of music, art, literacy, science and the humanities. We belong to the ‘Kindness School’ and daily acts of kindness are encouraged and celebrated.

We are seeking TA’s with experience of supporting children with SEND, ideally in a specialist setting.  We would especially welcome applications from Nursery practitioners. We are looking for candidates with an understanding of a range of Special Educational Needs, the ability to play and have fun as well as supporting more formal aspects of the curriculum. Flexibility, integrity, resilience and a genuine desire to improve outcomes for children with SEND are essential qualities.

We offer you a welcoming and supportive team, including on-site therapies, and a range of professional development opportunities. The successful candidates will support learning in a class of up to 5 children under the direction of the class teacher as well as whole school activities.

If this sounds exciting to you, and you have the experience required, we would love to hear from you.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.

Maple View School and the SENAD Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.  As part of the appointment process we will undertake checks to ensure that you do not pose a risk of harm to children – the successful candidate will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to thorough background checks. This shall also include an employer reference obtained prior to interview.

The SENAD Group is dedicated to equality of opportunity in all areas of work, education and care.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th October 2022 9am

Interview date: Monday 10th October 2022 – you MUST be able to attend on this day and be available for the whole day

Maple View School, 305A Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4LL.

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