Teaching Assistant(s) (Level 3) - Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit, Seghill

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/11/2023 09:00
FTE £24,294 - £25,979 (pro-rata £20,958.50 - 22,412.15)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit Pitt Lane Front Street Seghill NE23 7EB
Closing date:
23 Nov
Further Information
There is an exciting opportunity to join the Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit, at a time of change and development.

The school has recently relocated in January 2023 to a new premises in Seghill and from September has expanded to provide educational provision for both KS3 and KS4 pupils.

To accommodate this our student roll has expanded to a maximum capacity of 70 pupils. Northumberland Pupil Referral unit was judged to be a Good establishment in February 2020. Our vision is one of ‘Inclusion in its broadest sense’ in which we aim to provide a high quality educational and therapeutic community, which offers life-changing opportunities in preparation for adulthood, within a safe, creative and exciting environment.
All students have their Learning, Social and Community Capital baselined, with an ambitious structured personalised programme to close gaps in academic and social norms, ensuring that all students are ready for the next stage in their lives. This underpins a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum dependent upon each individual students’ personalised pathway for learning.

This role requires:
-Experience of supporting at key stages 3 and 4 with a range of subjects to small groups of students.
-A practitioner that has the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with pupils in a short period of time.
-The ability to create a safe, supportive, welcoming and nurturing learning environment.
-The ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and partners

We are looking for someone who:
-Has knowledge, understanding and successful experience of a wide range of behaviour management techniques and strategies to promote a positive, caring classroom community that encourages student learning, positive peer and teacher relationships and self-motivation.
-Has proven successful experience of working with SEMH pupils and pupils with a range of SEN, including ASC and ADHD.
-An understanding of how trauma and loss may impact on pupil progress.
-Has high expectations of themselves and the children they support.
-Has outstanding classroom management creating a positive learning environment in which children can succeed.
-Has the commitment to work alongside and value and respect the contribution of parents and carers in the education of their children.
-Is able to contribute to wider school life.
-Has considerable resilience in the face of frequent challenging behaviour and occasional hostility, animosity, and physical, emotional and personal abuse.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidates to develop their practice in a supportive and aspirational environment.
There are two roles available.

The successful applicants will benefit from significant support from the Senior Leadership team and Management Committee. A personalised CPD package will be provided to support your transition into the school and to further career development.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

Further information about the school can be found on our website. An application pack can be downloaded via the north east jobs page or by emailing admin@pru.northumberland.sch.uk

Letters of application, (outlining what skills and experiences you have to date that will make you the ideal appointment and why you want to work at Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit, along with a completed application form should be returned directly to the school by post and/or by e-mail admin@pru.northumberland.sch.uk, no later than 9am on Thursday 23rd November

Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually to inform them of their interview.

Salary amounts quoted are subject to an equated salary adjustment if you commence employment part way through the academic year. 
Please note
This job is closed for applications.