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Teaching Assistants

 

We are currently seeking to employ Teaching Assistants  for the beginning of the Spring term 2018.

 

Experience is not necessary but we are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Every day is different so we need people who are resilient and work well as part of a team.

 

We are looking for people who:

 

  • Are outstanding practitioners with a commitment to raising standards
  • Have desire to learn and take on new challenges
  • Have good organisational and communication skills
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Have a commitment to every child, regardless of disability, achieving their potential
  • Have enthusiasm, energy and creativity
  • Are committed to Safeguarding children and young people.

 

Woodlands can offer:

  • A hardworking, friendly and supportive staff team
  • A comprehensive Induction and CPD programme
  • A strong and committed governing body
  • Opportunities for career development and to develop as a leader
  • Fantastic facilities

 

At Woodlands we educate, motivate and celebrate the achievements of our students in preparation for a life beyond school. We provide a vibrant, fun and inclusive educational community within which all members, students and adults, are continuously learning together. If you feel that this is an environment where you could work, learn and develop your career then please complete an application form.

 

Application Process

 

Applicants will be invited to spend a day in school. The day will be spent in three classes and will cover the range of students we have in the school. This is your opportunity to experience the role of a teaching assistant in a special school but also for our staff to evaluate how you work with students across the age and ability ranges.

 

The next stage of the process is formal interview.

 

If you are successful and offered a position, the role will start in January 2018, subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

 

The job description and application form are available to download from this website just below this information.

 

Please read the Candidate Recruitment and Selection Process Information Sheet before submitting your application. 

 

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

 

Please be aware that, at Woodlands, we take Safeguarding children very seriously and checking the appropriateness of potential staff to work with children is a routine part of our recruitment process.

 

Closing date: 22nd November 2017

Visits to the school: Week beginning 27th November 2017

Interviews: 30th November 2017

 

 

 

 

Midday Supervisory Assistants

 

We are not currently recruiting MDSAs.

 

Experience is not necessary but we are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Every day is different so we need people who are resilient and work well as part of a team.

 

Applicants will be invited to spend a lunch time in school.  This is your opportunity to experience the role of an MDSA in a special school but also for our staff to evaluate how you work with students .

 

The next stage of the process is formal interview.

If you are successful and offered a position, the role will start in January subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

 

The job description and application form are available to download from this website just below this information.

 

 

 

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