The White Horse Federation

  • Dursley
About the opportunity:

We wish to recruit an outstanding Teaching Assistant who would like to join our dedicated and inspirational team and contribute to ensuring our pupils flourish.



We work differently at The Peak Academy. We motivate and engage children to believe in themselves through matching the care and education to meet their needs. We believe that all young people regardless of their backgrounds can achieve beyond their expectations with support and guidance from professional, exciting and inspirational staff. We encourage, nurture and challenge young people to do their best in every aspect of their development. We have high expectations of our young people and ourselves.



This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation. The federation are passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning across our schools. Our ultimate aim is to provide children with access to a broad range of experiences and challenges so that every child reaches their full potential.


Our ideal candidate will be:


An excellent Teaching Assistant who loves working with children in special educational needs and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;
A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;
Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;
Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the federation;
Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;
Has experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties;
Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.




We can offer you:



An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;
A committed, hardworking and supportive team;
100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;
Well-resourced classrooms;
A group of children with a passion for learning.





Visits to the school are warmly encouraged - please come and meet some of the staff and our children and see for yourself! Please contact 01453 542130 to make an appointment.


More information about the school can be found on our website www.thepeakacademy.org



Benefits:



We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to:




Car Purchase scheme
Healthcare plan
Gym membership scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Childcare vouchers






Why Work With Us:


The Peak Academy

At The Peak Academy, we believe in challenging the status quo, we think differently. We motivate and engage children to believe in themselves through matching the care and education to meet their needs. We believe that all pupils regardless of their backgrounds and issues can achieve beyond their expectations with support and guidance from professional, exciting and inspirational staff. We encourage, nurture and challenge pupils to do their best in every aspect of their development. We have high expectations of staff and pupils. We provide outstanding care and education for our pupils.


The White Horse Federation



The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.



We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.





The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.