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Teaching Assistant

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Rushmere Hall Primary School, Ipswich, Ipswich
Salary details:
£18,933 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Part Time
16.5 per week
Closing date:
20 October 2020 11:30 PM
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We are looking for a Specialist Teaching Assistant (TA) to work term time only and support the communication, learning and achievement, development and inclusion of deaf children and young people. You will be based in the specialist resource base at Rushmere Hall Primary School and line managed by the schools Lead Teacher of the Deaf.

In Suffolk, we continue to develop a team that can deliver services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) that are amongst the best and most innovative in England. Our management team is passionate about transforming the experiences of Suffolk children, young people and their families. We are working closely with our family representatives and our partners in health and social care to achieve this, but we still have a great deal to do.

If you share our values and ambitions, we would love you to join our team.

You will:

  • be enthusiastic
  • be a strong advocate for our children, working to remove barriers to learning and inclusion
  • work in one of Suffolk's specialist resource bases for deaf children that offer bespoke packages of support, including access to education in the mainstream
  • support the Sensory and Communication Team in providing a robust and effective service to ensure improved educational outcomes for deaf children and young people (CYP).

Your working hours will be 9.00 am - 3.30 pm with a one hour lunch break.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

For an informal chat about the post please contact Jo Hughes (Lead Teacher of the Deaf) on 07860 779171 or Andrea Carron (Head of Services for Deaf Children and Young People) on 07850 217238.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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