SEN Teaching Assistant
Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

Closing date: 28/11/2021

Job posted date: 22/11/2021

Salary: West Sussex Grade 3 - £18,562 - £18,933

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 30

Do you have the ability to support children on an individual basis with their learning?  This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a sometimes challenging but always interesting role working in Key Stage 1 with children in need of additional support with social, emotional or behavioural well-being.  The post includes supporting in class, taking small groups for targeted interventions and supporting 1:1 when needed.  The role will include liaising with parents and class teachers across the Key Stage.

Candidates called for interview will be asked to complete basic Maths and English assessments based on Year 6 SATS papers.  The post is based in KS1 but Staff must be confident to deliver the curriculum to individuals and groups, using the teachers planning and learning objectives, up to year 6.

About Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Crawley, West Sussex. Each year we welcome two classes of children to our dynamic, happy school. We utilise our extensive grounds to bring learning to life for our pupils. We have a special facility for up to 20 pupils with autism and a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

Visit Desmond Anderson Primary Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Elaine Lovegrove on 01293 525596.

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.