Sunningdale School - Teaching Assistant x 2

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 09:30
£24,294 - £25,979
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunningdale School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information

SCHOOL: Sunningdale School
Address: Doxford Park Way, Sunderland, SR3 2PP Tel: (0191) 5280440
Email: office@sunningdaleschool.com Web: www.sunningdaleschool.com Headteacher: Mr James Waller Number on Roll: 124
Teaching Assistant (x 2) – Permanent Grade 3 Point 7 (£24,294 pro rata to hours and weeks worked) Term time only 39 weeks per year. 35 hours 40 minutes per week
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START DATE : January 2024
Sunningdale School is a consistently outstanding specialist setting that offers a child centred curriculum for pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (including those with Autism).
Sunningdale Special School in Sunderland is looking for an outstanding member of support staff to join our staff team as we move into a new and exciting phase of our school’s development.
We are looking for a highly skilled practitioner with experience of supporting children with SEN.
Applicants must have a good understanding of child development and preferably the development of those with complex cognitive, physical and health needs. The role will involve working as part of a multi-professional team on a daily basis.
The successful candidate will support teaching and learning in one of four developmental pathways that consist of: Pre-formal; Semi Formal- Explore; Semi-Formal- Play; Formal.
The Pre-formal pathway has pupils who are working at very early developmental levels with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The role will be to support individual pupils with specific learning, medical and physical needs.

The children that are making progress through our Semi-formal Explore Pathway are learning to engage consistently with their environment as well as give and share attention. They are working on communication and interaction. The children on the pathway are taught through a range of very specific strategies aimed at further developing their engagement and their ability to apply their skills to specific activities whilst developing appropriate receptive and expressive communication. This approach is sometimes known as an informal curriculum.
Our Semi-formal Play Pathway is accessed by children that are developing their ability to apply their skills and abilities across a range of contexts. The teaching approach in this pathway is aimed at developing creativity and thinking critically through an active learning approach based in play and exploration.
On both of our Semi-formal Pathways children will hopefully be beginning to develop some subject specific skills such as shape, number, reading and writing. Pupils progressing along our Semi-formal Play Pathway will be taught to apply these to a range of contexts.
These pupils will still be receiving appropriate therapeutic input to support their development and they will still have a Personalised Learning Plan supporting their progress across all areas of their development.
If you wish to apply for this job please return completed application form (all parts) to office@sunningdaleschool.com
Closing date: Friday 1st December 2023 Shortlisting: Monday 4th December 2023 Interviews: Wednesday 6th December 2023
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
School safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.
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This job is closed for applications.