SEN Teaching Assistant

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. In addition to an induction and training programme, if you wish to develop your career with us you will be provided with comprehensive support in preparation for making an application for teacher training or to undergo the School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme with us. For further details about teacher training programmes we participate in please see the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance’s website at: http://www.otsa.org.uk/  We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives so are happy to consider part-time applications.

We would like to appoint a Teaching Assistant. We are looking to appoint people who are passionate about working with our pupils, supporting their academic, emotional and physical needs. You will be a member of the Learning Support Department assisting the Director of Inclusion and SENCo in delivering the department’s objectives as outlined in the Job Description. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider flexible start and finish times according to need.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good attention to detail and ability to work under pressure;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to be flexible;
  • Good interpersonal skills: working with young people, parents and professionals supporting the school, and to liaise with staff across the school.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Dr Richard Coombs, SENCo & Head of SEND Faculty, on: rco@cheney.oxon.sch.uk or by phone on: 01865 755275

Candidates must have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths grades A-C.

The post is for 37 hours per week, term-time only plus one day with a salary on Grade 4 (Points 4 to 5), £15,385 - £15,694 per annum, pro rata. It comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below and email it to: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25 September at 8am

Interviews: Monday 30 September

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