SEN Teaching Assistant

Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire

Be quick,
This job is ending soon!

Date Posted:24 Feb 2021
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Permanent

SEN Teaching Assistant

Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire

Tradewind Recruitment are working in conjunction with Oakview Academy in Winsford to recruit 2 specialist SEN teaching assistants.

Due to receiving additional funding, Oak View Academy are looking to appoint two really special individuals, who would like to make a difference to the lives of two young ladies in Year 5 as soon as possible.

Why work for Oak View

Oak View Academy is based in a small town called Winsford. Situated between Liverpool, Manchester and Chester, we are in a prime location. Surrounded by beautiful rural landscape, we also have Delamere Forest on our doorstep. The town has recently received a lot of funding with local infrastructure being improved. We are also a short drive from the picturesque town of Northwich, which now has a major shopping complex with cinema and restaurants.

Our school has improved immeasurably over the last 5 years and we are incredibly proud of the progress made. In March 2017 we were graded as being a 'good' school through Ofsted. We have lower than average class sizes and our focus is on the well-being of the children we support as well as their education. We encompass a holistic approach to the curriculum and offer our students a wide range of opportunities. Our curriculum is more than just learning!

We are a warm and welcoming team. We have a well‐established Senior Leadership Team who are understanding and caring, not only about our children but our staff. Our staff are given an additional day's holiday for Birthdays which can be taken during term time. A good work life balance is fundamental to our staff's well being and as a result our success.
As part of the North West Academies Trust we can offer fantastic opportunities for CPD and career development. Only recently our Deputy was appointed as Head at another school and we are always looking to promote from within when possible.

What we are looking for

Post 1: 15 hours/week: 9am ‐ 12 noon Monday to Friday

You will need to be someone who is engaging, good at developing relationships with children and
calm. You will need experience of working with individuals with the following needs:
● High levels of anxiety
● Low self esteem

A good understanding of trauma informed practice is essential.

Post 2: 20 hours/week: 9am ‐ 1.30pm Monday to Friday

You will need to be calm, resilient and understanding of children's needs. You will need experience of
working with individuals with the following needs:
● Medical needs
● Anxiety
● Low self esteem

Depending on funding, this post may be extended to 25 hours/week.

Due to the demographic of the school, some of our children show challenging behaviour from time to time. As such, someone with an understanding nature and good behaviour management skills is desirable. However, there is support in place from the senior leadership team. As a forward‐thinking school, we also have a culture of continuous improvement. As a member of our team, any ideas you have will be welcomed, as we believe our staff are the most important element in us offering the best education for our children.

This is a fantastic time to join Oak View Academy. If you have any questions, please contact admin@oak‐view‐ We also have a virtual tour of the school on our website.

To join us and be successful, you will need to:

● Hold a L3 teaching assistant qualification
● Be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas police check (if applicable) and professional references checks.
● Have the legal right to work in the UK.
● Have the personality and ability to support vulnerable children and those with SEND.
● Be willing to undertake additional training if necessary.
● Be patient and resilient

To be considered for this position, please respond by as soon as possible. Interviews and registrations can be arranged at your convenience. Please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email for more information.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates and employees come first. We have the very best people to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of your career goals and work hard on your behalf to secure you positions with great rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request) and plenty of development opportunities. We have more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, a brilliant referral bonus, full interview preparation, help with lesson planning, online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability and plenty more benefits by registering with Tradewind. Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.

Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer

4 years
in a row!

We are proud to be listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, for the 4th year running!

We're proud to be a small part in the biggest challenge, educating the next generation.