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Teaching Assistant

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This role is working 39 weeks per year during school term time and INSET plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.

At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.

Fernways School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school in Windlesham, Surrey, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 16. We support children and young people with an autism spectrum condition. Our focus is on maximising every child’s potential to develop into a confident, resilient, and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

As a Teaching Assistant at Fernways School, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will support the class teacher to promote positive behaviour, you will understand learning objectives, content and intended outcomes for the learning activities in which students are involved and you will support monitoring student progress. You will be part of a key team around the young person in order to maintain consistent support, communication and updated support plans.

Ideally, for this role, we are looking for someone who has experience of working within an ASC/SEN setting, a passion for supporting young people to learn and develop but more importantly, someone who wants to make a difference to the lives and education of our children and young people. We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.

In return we offer a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement, a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running, opportunities for continued professional development and training, contributions to your pension, and a friendly, passionate and committed team of likeminded colleagues. We also offer employee perks that includes a cycle to work scheme, laptop loans, discounts on shopping, cinema trips, domestic goods and services, birthday treats, long service and employee of the month awards, OFSTED bonuses, employee assistance and counselling service, £500 refer-a-friend bonus and we will cover the cost of your eye examination.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020