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Job Ref No. ECC6073-139 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £24,294 - £25,979 (Trainee) or to £28,770 pro-rata
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Will be screened upon receipt  

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£19,013.56 - £20,332.31 (Trainee)

£20,332.31 - £22,516.67 (Qualified HLTA)

**PLUS £2,000 RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE upon successful completion of probation**

** Additional recruitment incentives **
-Full pension
-Annual pay rises (we are independent of National School pay scales!)
-Stability and job security
-Shorter term times (<38 weeks)
-Extremely generous 13 INSET days provided each year to provide for our; CPD and upskilling in teams, staff collaboration, parent information afternoons, supporting teaching staff and finishing off.
-Supportive, empathic, professionalteam to work with
-Therapeutic approach to pupil behaviour and provision
-Small school, maximising professional nurturing of children in accordance with updated Psychological research following the pandemic
-Substantial non-contact time each week
-Protected lunch break each day in our quiet, staff retreat area
-24/7 Wellbeing support from the Employee Assistance Programme (including free face to face counsellingand supervision sessions should these be needed)
-Generous budgets for resources for subject delivery, each child has a personal ICT budget
-Generous CPD time and budget (extra to non-contact time)
-Schemes of work and resources provided
-Free staff 'thank you' events throughout the year to show our appreciation
-Refreshments provided throughout every day
-We are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate rather than Ofsted!

Higher Level Teaching Assistant -36.5 hours per week (daily unpaid 30 mins lunch break)
Directed hours: Mondays 8.30 - 5.30
Tuesdays to Fridays 8.30 - 4.00
5 days per week, term time only.
Required September.

We are looking for a positive, flexible, compassionate person to join our friendly team at this independent special school for 13 pupils, which opened in September 2019. We have exciting opportunities for applicants who wish to develop their skills and experience in this area, as you will be delivering, or trained to deliver parts of a tailor-made curriculum for a child or small group, with support from the class teacher. Children are in classes / key groups of 5 or 6 and are taught in these small groups or on a one to one basis. Lessons are at the school and activities are planned around the local area, using specialist support teams for extra curricular activities and you will be required to transport and accompany children to these. Ownership and use of a car full time, as well as a full driving license, is therefore essential. Pupils are aged between 6 and 16 years of age.

The successful applicant will need to have substantial recent school based experience including supporting and teaching pupils with SEN. We also welcome applications from experienced Learning Support Assistants who desire to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status but have not yet achieved HLTA status. Full financial support and training will be given throughout the duration of the course.

Please note, we wil shortlist and interview as soon as applications are received rather than waiting for the closing date; therefore, please do get your application in as soon as possible.

Please note, the school is committed to safeguarding its pupils and as such, a DBS check and online checks, such as social media checks, will be conducted, and references sought prior to appointment.

Information about the School

Clarity Independent School is a small special needs school for pupils with complex profiles of learning and SEND. We take pupils aged between 6 and 17 years and all pupils are referred to the school by the Statutory Assessment team of several Local Authorities around the Essex and surrounding areas. We have 13 places.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Debbie Hanson
Bridge Farm Barn (opposite Mayes Lane)
Woodhill Road
Sandon, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 7SG
Telephone: 01245 408 606

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