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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Vacancies

We have two vacancies here at The Rowans and one for our Primary Support Service, please see below.

TEACHING ASSISTANT (ROWANS)

To start September 2021

33 hours per week, term-time only plus staff training days

Salary: Salary scale D2 (£18,933-£21,748) pro rata + special needs allowance of £1,324.

The Rowans is an Alternative Provision Academy, under the Inspiring Change Multi-Academy Trust, which provides an exciting and highly personalised holistic education for 11-16 year olds with challenging social, emotional or mental health needs.

Teachers teach small classes supported by a teaching assistant.  Some pupils may have additional learning needs and some are undergoing statutory assessment. 

We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant with an understanding of the needs of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and who can inspire and encourage pupils to get the best learning experience at The Rowans.  We are particularly looking for a candidate with an interest in supporting across a range of curriculum areas.  

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an inspiring team at The Rowans.

Applicants should:

  • Have a commitment to raising standards for all young people in one or more subject areas.
  • Have at least a Level 2 qualification in both Maths and English.
  • Be able to use their own initiative and work well as part of a team.
  • Enjoy challenging, supporting and motivating young people.
  • Be highly motivated and have passion, integrity and enthusiasm to drive the school forward.
  • Have a full driving licence.

In return we can offer:

  • A dynamic school with high expectations.
  • An enthusiastic staff team and fantastic children.
  • Opportunities to develop and take on new challenges.
  • A supportive and visionary leadership group.

The Rowans is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff will be required to have an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Deadline for application – Monday 5th July 2021

Application forms for this post can be downloaded further down below and should be returned to recruitment@therowansap.co.uk


PRIMARY INTERVENTIONS TEACHING ASSISTANT (Primary support service)

To start September 2021

35 hours per week, term-time only plus 5 staff training days

Salary: Salary scale C1 point 6-19 (£19,698-£25,481) pro rata + special needs allowance of £1,324.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a ground breaking provision in Medway

The Beeches Alternative Provision Free School is due to open in a new purpose-built building in 2023 under The Inspiring Change Trust.

Before The Beeches opens in 2023 The Trust is starting a Primary support service.  The Primary Outreach service will be a small, short stay, revolving door primary provision, initially based on a temporary site prior to the opening of the school on the Rowans’ site.  The service will offer short stay placements and outreach support to Medway Primary Schools.

Are you……?

- Inspirational, passionate, empathetic, kind, committed and resilient.

- Motivated to support children to overcome challenges, make progress and be successful.

Do you want to be….?

Part of a new team, to shape the future of the Beeches provision and make a real difference to children’s lives.

This is a short-term intervention provision for Primary pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs or who are experiencing challenges within their lives and therefore unable to manage in a mainstream primary school at a certain point in time. 

The aim of this new provision is for all work to lead to a successful reintegration to full time mainstream provision, and a reduction in fixed term exclusions and, where possible, to try and prevent permanent exclusions. 

Successful applicants will;

  • Work with the Lead Teacher of the provision to develop the service prior to the opening of the new Beeches Alternative Provision Free School in 2023
  • Support the planning and delivery of a broad curriculum based on the 6 principles of nurture with an unrelenting focus on the core curriculum areas notably, English and Maths, reading and SPAG, with outdoor enrichment and learning opportunities.
  • Support and deliver a programme of academic and therapeutic intervention to meet individual needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an inspiring team.

Applicants should:

  • Have a commitment to raising standards for all young people.
  • Have at least a Level 2 qualification in both Maths and English.
  • Be able to use their own initiative and work well as part of a team.
  • Enjoy challenging, supporting and motivating young people.
  • Be highly motivated and have passion, integrity and enthusiasm to drive the provision forward.
  • Have a full driving licence.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff will be required to have an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Application packs with further information on the role and provision can be downloaded below and completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@therowansap.co.uk.

If you wish to have a conversation about the post please contact Caron Johnson - caron.johnson@therowansap.co.uk

Deadline for application – Monday 5th July 2021


APPRENTICE TEACHING ASSISTANT (LEVEL 3/ADVANCED) – KT&A2791 (ROWANS)

The Rowans is an outstanding alternative provision, with an excellent reputation, which takes pupils who have been, or are at risk of, permanent exclusion from mainstream school. The Rowans have a strong vision and ethos, ‘inspiring change for a brighter future’.

We recognise everyone as an individual and aim to support not only a pupil’s academic progress but their social and emotional development, so they become the very best version of themselves.

As a school team we strive to achieve the highest standards in all that we do, seeking best practice and collaboration to support pupils and staff holistically to progress to their next steps.   Building positive working relationships, within a trauma informed approach means that both pupils and staff are fully supported and able to grow and develop.

Working at The Rowans is rewarding, challenging, fully supported, nurturing and fun.

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY

The purpose of the post is to provide support for pupils, teachers and the AP Academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils, to encourage pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of life, under the direction and guidance of the Head (delegated to the Assistant Head, middle leaders and class teachers) of the Rowans to ensure that the needs of pupils attending The Rowans are met at all times.

WAGE

£4.30 per hour

This is a term time only post and therefore the salary is pro-rata across the whole year.

HOURS

Monday to Friday

33 hours a week

8.30 am to 3.25 pm

25 min lunch

SKILLS REQUIRED

Good interpersonal/communication skills.

Good oral and written skills.

An interest in physical education.

Previous experience of working with pupils or in challenging circumstances is desirable.

You should be competent in the use of ICT and support its use in teaching and learning.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

You will need to be patient, hardworking, reliable, flexible and resilient.

You will need to be in good physical health.

You should be sympathetic to the needs of pupils deemed to have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties as well as those who have experienced/are experiencing childhood trauma.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

A good standard of literacy and numeracy (Level 2 – Grade 4 or higher in both English and maths) should have been obtained in order to be able to assist with the teaching of pupils under the guidance of teachers.

TRAINING PROVIDED

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Further information and how to apply can be found here:

https://www.kenttrainingandapprenticeships.co.uk/vacancies/apprentice-teaching-assistant-level-3-advanced-kta2791/

Closing Date: 24th June 2021