Teaching Assistant L2b (including BSL student support)
Start Date: 1st September 2018 (or as soon after as possible)
Pendle Community High School and College (PCHS&C) is an outstanding, co-located, community special school for students with generic learning difficulties. We currently have around 120 students on roll (ages 11 -19), with a variety of special educational needs including autistic spectrum disorders, speech, language and communication needs, and physical, medical and/or sensory needs.
We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant 2b who is competent in basic British Sign Language (N.b. Level 2 BSL is essential), and among other generic duties will have specific responsibility for supporting a number of deaf students in school and college to access the curriculum through the use of BSL.
Pendle Community High School and College moved into new purpose-built accommodation in 2008, where it is co-located with a mainstream secondary school. Our school and college both therefore provide an exciting and enriching environment, with a range of opportunities for social and educational inclusion.
The successful candidates would be joining a highly committed and dynamic staff team making a real difference to the lives of families, carers and young people with special educational needs.
Informal pre-application visits have been arranged as follows: Thursday 19th 9.30-10.30am or 1.30-2.30pm
If you would like to visit at these times or require any additional information please inform Claire Wilkinson, Head’s PA on 01282 682266.
Closing date: Friday 3rd August
Proposed Interview Date: Friday 10th August
The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Act 1975. If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a ‘disclosure’.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically to the headteacher at firstname.lastname@example.org Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974 – details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the Chair of Governors c/o headteacher email address by 3rd August 2018.