SEND Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Cedars Academy Trust
Grade E | SCP 8 £24,702 + SEN £1,324 (Pro rata to TTO)
Full Time - Term Time only
23rd Feb 2024
Teaching Assistant: School (Low Fell, Gateshead)
Full-time 37 hours, term time only
Job Share or Part Time Working may be Considered
Cedars School is part of Cedars Academy Trust, we educate children with complex needs from EYFS to Year 9. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring and reliable Teaching Assistant to begin as soon as possible in our Early Years Foundation Stage setting.
Our teaching assistants work closely in a class team to support the learning and personal development of the young people in their care. Our teams provide innovative and inclusive programmes where key skills are embedded within a range of practical and sensory approaches in the classroom, the outdoor environment and in our therapeutic spaces.
Our School site has a host of new therapeutic facilities such as a soft play, sensory integration suite, Immersion Technology room, gym and hydrotherapy pool. The successful candidate will be flexible and will enjoy the challenge of supporting the delivery of an innovative and inclusive curriculum where key skills will be embedded within a range of practical, sensory and therapeutic approaches.
Experience of supporting learning within an EYFS setting or in a classroom that delivers a semi-formal curriculum would be advantageous, but it is not essential.
What we offer:
• A well-resourced environment with therapeutic facilities including a soft play space, Sensory Integration suite, Immersion Technology room, a well-equipped gym and sensory hydrotherapy pool
• Fantastic children who are eager to learn
• An opportunity to make a difference to the lives and aspirations of our amazing children and young people
• A friendly and cohesive staff team
• A family friendly ethos
• An opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, inclusive organisation
• An organisation who values and nurtures staff wellbeing
If you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference to our students, we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please complete the application form and return it to email@example.com
If would like to have an informal discussion about the role, or arrange a tour of our School, please email Gareth Kyle, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that should we receive a high volume of suitable candidates we will close this vacancy early so we would suggest applying as early as possible.
Deadline for applications: Friday 01st March 2024
Interviews: w/c 11th March 2024
All staff and trustees are committed to our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at Cedars Academy. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. Our safeguarding procedures apply to all staff volunteers, visitors and trustees and are consistent with those of the Gateshead Safeguarding Children Partnership
Cedars Academy Trust
Cedars Academy is a specialist provision for young people aged 3 to 19 years with physical, sensory and medical needs, speech, language and communication disorders, autism, and a wide range of other complex needs often associated with emotional vulnerability. The Academy operates over two sites in Gateshead, Cedars School at Ivy Lane, Low Fell (EYFS-KS3) and Cedars College at Walker Terrace (KS4/5). Our curriculum is highly individualised and focuses on the promotion of communication, emotional development, resilience, and the development of personal and social skills.Visit School Website