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Supply Special Support Assistant

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Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy
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£18,065 - £18,795 pro rata
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Closing date:
09 September 2019 01:00 PM
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Required from September 2019.

Fixed term for one year, term time only, usual day from 8.45am - 3.45pm.

  • Are you committed, enthusiastic, with good communication and teamwork skills?
  • Do you have experience of working with young people with special needs?
  • Do you have the aspiration and desire to make a difference?
  • Can you provide exceptional care, guidance and support, so that pupils thrive and make excellent progress in their personal development?

We are looking to appoint to our bank of Supply Special Support Assistants.

The main duties are to assist students who need additional support, either individually or in small groups, with learning, physical, medical and personal care.

We offer excellent support to our staff ensuring that all get the additional support and training they need and opportunities to build upon their experience.

Our school caters for children from 3 - 16 with complex physical, medical and sensory needs. We have an evolving school population of 90+ pupils with ever more complex needs.

We are in purpose-built accommodation co-located with Ormiston Endeavour Academy. We are an 'Outstanding' special school (Ofsted, October 2018), with inclusion at its heart and an outreach programme for a small number of pupils accessing dual placements at their local schools across Suffolk.

"Pupils state they feel safe at school and feel fully included. Parents have confidence in the school and feel their child is safe at school. Staff have a determination to work with pupils to achieve their best and are aware of pupils' individual strengths and areas for development. There is a calm, purposeful atmosphere in all classes. The inclusion of the multi-therapy team of physiotherapists, occupational and speech and language therapists on-site enables pupils to be positioned correctly and ready to learn. They work closely with staff to assist in training and development so that this is a benefit of the pupils in the classroom. Pupils are very happy in and around the school.

They are inquisitive, yet polite and very keen to talk about the school and their role on the school council. Pupils have a rich range of learning experiences, which enable them to develop skills across a variety of areas.

There is no change to the school's current overall effectiveness grade of outstanding as a result of this inspection." (Ofsted, October 2018).

There are over one hundred multi-disciplinary staff on site, working to meet our children's educational, health, physical and emotional development.

An application pack is available to download from the realted information page or from our website: www.thomaswolseyoa.co.uk 

Completed forms should be emailed to: recruitment@thomaswolseyoa.co.uk or posted to Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, Defoe Road, Ipswich IP1 6SG.

Applications are welcomed before the end of this term 24 July 2019.

Interviews will be held before the end of term if suitable applications arrive.

Interview date: w/c 9 September 2019. 

If you have not been called for interview within a week of the closing date then on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Thomas Wolsey is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Previous experience of a role in an educational establishment is essential. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

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