Ogrchard Manor School is part of the Special Partnership Trust. We are a special school with a residential provision that caters for nearly 200 students aged 3-19. We provide education and care for pupils with communication and interaction difficulties, Autistic spectrum conditions and learning needs. Pupils attend either weekly residentially (Monday – Friday) or as day pupils.
Our motto is ‘We live and learn together’. This is achieved through working in partnership with all stakeholders and other relevant professionals. We treat each child as an individual by ensuring the learning opportunities are challenging and engaging. Our aim is to help each child enjoy education which will enable them to be successful members of the school and wider communities.
Our School is situated in beautiful woodland grounds, in the seaside town of Dawlish. We provide a wide range of opportunities to learn outside and offsite to enhance the education and care of our pupils.
We structure our curriculum around our students identified needs in order to enable them to develop holistically. Alongside academic progress we are committed to supporting our pupils to develop their; life and social skills, confidence and resilience and love of learning to promote their sense of achievement and self-worth. Our ultimate goal is that the young people who leave us are prepared for adulthood; whether that be employment, further education, training, or living as independently as possible contributing positively within their community.
Due to our pupil numbers increasing, we require a number of Teaching Assistants to join our innovative and expanding specialist provision. We are looking for individuals who have experience of working with children and young people in either mainstream or specialist education settings. We particularly welcome applications from those with a passion for working with children with SEN. However, experience of working with children is not essential as full training and induction will be provided.
A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and as such it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken and written aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
Interested applicants may contact the school and ask for Rowena Schofield, Assistant Principal for further information.
Please ensure you complete the Orchard Manor School application form which accompanies this advert. Applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview.
Particular attention should be made to career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria.
Please send complete applications to: email@example.com
We will be holding interviews on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy early. Please apply as soon as possible.
Closing date: Monday 5th December 2022 at 9:00am
Interview Date: Week commencing 5th December 2022.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
Group 2: £19,750 per annum (Actual salary £14,281.39) pay award pending
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
30.83 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required