Special Support Assistants

(Scale 1C\3 £18,007 - £19,339 per annum (FTE £21,029 - £22,585) inclusive of London Weighting Allowance)
Location: The Link Secondary School, Beddington, CR0 4PD Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only (part-time opportunities available)

Closing Date: 13/05/2021


Job Description

Contract: Permanent & Fixed Term

Start date: ASAP or September 2021, subject to clearance checks

As a special support assistant attached to the school you may be required to work alongside particular tutor groups and support the young people across all curriculum areas. Support assistants with a particular skill in a subject specific area may also be asked to be attached to a subject department and support the teaching of a particular subject across the school.

In addition to the role of Special Support Assistant you will also be responsible for supporting aspects of teaching and learning in school with appropriate intervention work.

SSA Job Description Secondary

Person Specification

SSA Person Specification Secondary

Further Information

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education.

The Link Secondary School provides specialist teaching and therapy for up to 60 children aged 11 to 18 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication. Some young people may also have additional learning or sensory integration needs. A large percentage of young people also have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding education. Improving opportunities and outcomes for our students is at the heart of all that we do. We believe that all young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on.

Application Guidance

To apply please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on Thursday 13th May

Interview date:  w/c 17th May

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 

 

Latest News

Careers Week

This week has been Careers Week at the secondary school and what a successful week it was. The sixth form started it off with a trip to Richmond Hilton Hotel. They had a fantastic day learning about the job opportunities …

Read more

Approval of the Merger and Expansion of The Link Schools

Our proposal to the DfE to formally merge The Link Primary and The Link Secondary Schools to become one entity and to introduce a satellite site to educate additional children has been approved and will take effect from September 2022. …

Read more

Poetry Writing Competition

It’s been a jam-packed and exciting year so far concerning all things reading and literacy. Not only did some of our students recently enter a nationwide poetry writing competition, those who did, went on to compete against over 5000 entries …

Read more

Tag Rugby Tournament

At the end of the spring term, the secondary school took part in the Cobham Tag Rugby Tournament, organised by Carew Academy. Our team consisted mostly of players who were new to the game. After a couple of weeks of …

Read more