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Teaching Assistant Level 2/3 – Sensory Impairment/Visual Impairment/Intervenor

Impington Village College

Salary

Level 2 – £23,114 - £23,893 FTE/ Level 3 - £24,294 - £25,979 FTE

Contract

Permanent, Full time, Term Time Only

Start Date

September, 2024

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September 10, 2024

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Salary

Level 2 – £23,114 - £23,893 FTE/ Level 3 - £24,294 - £25,979 FTE

Contract

Permanent, Full time, Term Time Only

Start Date

September, 2024

Apply By

September 10, 2024

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Join East Anglia’s “State Secondary School of the Year” 2020


This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading comprehensive schools, recently ranked third nationally in the Sunday Times’ ParentPower publication for the second year running. Due to the continued expansion of the College, we are looking to recruit an outstanding and passionate Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant for Sensory Impairment/Visual Impairment/Intervenor, to work in our exceptional SEND department with our wonderful students.

At IVC, inclusion is at the heart of our ethos and we have a large and highly regarded SEND Faculty with approximately fifty Teaching Assistants. We have students from 11-18 with a wide range of needs, some of which are very complex, including almost 100 students with EHCPs.  We also have a post-16 provision and Enhanced Resource unit for young people with complex needs. We are fiercely proud of our commitment to inclusion and can offer a truly unique experience for those looking to develop their expertise within SEND. Our students access bespoke provision, with a mixture of small group and individual intervention, as well as fully participating in a mainstream education, regardless of their needs. We are also working closely with the Cavendish School, opening on our site in January 2021, which will provide further opportunities for training and development.

The successful candidate must have the skills and experience to enable students to become independent learners and make progress. The successful candidate would be responsible for coordinating the support of our students with sensory needs such as visual impairment, and multi-sensory impairment in addition to supporting students with SEND in their lessons. The ability to share your expert knowledge and experience through training and CPD sessions for other teaching assistants and teachers is essential. You will be ably supported by our experienced SEND leadership team, and will have the chance to participate in a range of CPD opportunities, from specialist sessions to shadowing and coaching.

With your knowledge and passion for SEND you will have the opportunity to build upon the successful provision embedded at IVC and deliver a high quality learning experience to our inspirational students.


In return, IVC can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work in a team where collaboration is a high priority and the programme of professional learning is outstanding
  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including positions across our growing Trust, the Eastern Learning Alliance
  • access to the opportunities created through the Eastern Learning Alliance, where IVC is the Lead School
  • support in an organisation where wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and which has led to the introduction of a successful wellbeing directory to improve wellbeing and work-life balance
  • subsidised access to our Trust schools’ sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day, and half price Adult Education classes for you and your friends/family

What can ELA offer you?

ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits offer alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.

  • ELA know that our strength is our people, so we prioritise staff wellbeing, retention and development. Over 95% of ELA staff say they’re proud to work in their school.
  • ELA are firm believers in the power of recognising, celebrating, and rewarding talent: our track record in terms of retention, internal promotion opportunities and wider career development is excellent.
  • ELA staff enjoy a sector leading staff benefits package alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.
  • You can find out all about our Trust and staff offer here.

ELA staff benefits include: 

  • Reduced contact time to enable professional development;
  • EAP with access to counselling & physiotherapy; 
  • Health care cash plan; 
  • Paid annual family day; 
  • Extensive discount club access; 
  • Cycle to work & electric car lease schemes; 
  • Enhanced parental leave; 
  • Flexible work practices; 
  • Laptop & mobile phone payment plans; 
  • Ticket ballots for high profile events; 
  • Generous annual leave allowance for support staff; 
  • Discounted gym membership for all staff. 

Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks.  All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable.  Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted.  We do not accept applications by CV.  You can view our safeguarding policy here.

Please send a completed application form and covering letter to: Julia Haynes, Impington Village College, New Rd, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX or e-mail: . Due to the high volume of applicants, we receive for certain roles, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier that the advertised date if we have received applications that reach the criteria.

All shortlisted applicants should expect to be called for interview no more than 5 working days after the closing date. If you have not heard from us by then you can expect that your application to be unsuccessful. Visits to Impington Village College are welcome. 

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