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Join the Nexus team as a Teaching Assistant - Coppice School

Position: Teaching Assistant  

Salary:  NJC04-NJCO6 £23,114-£23,893 FTE, £16,894-£17,463 pro rata   

Location: Coppice School, Hatfield 

Contract type: Full time / Temporary and Permanent Positions Available 

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2024 

Interview date: Tuesday 4th June 2024

About the School

Coppice School is a special school in Hatfield, that serves 153 children and young people aged 5-19, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan with a primary diagnosis of Severe Learning Difficulty.

You can be part of a team that is forward thinking and innovative, aiming to provide an education and environment where pupils and staff can truly flourish.

Our children and young people at Coppice deserve an education that will change their lives and give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Staff employed in our Academy Trust enjoy a fulfilling career and we focus on realising your potential and maximising your impact.

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone we work with. We are a forward thinking and innovative Trust with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice ensuring that leaners and their families are always at the centre of what we do.

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus, which is included in the recruitment pack for this advert.

Our Opportunity

To work under the direct instruction of Teaching/HLTA staff;

Support students’ learning and care needs;

Support the Teacher/Senior support staff in the management of students, including their behaviours;

Support in the management of the classroom/teaching and learning areas

To provide clerical support to the class teacher including, but not exclusively: photocopying and collating

documents obtaining information from parents/carers typing/basic word processing filing and sorting

documents/distributing letters;

To attend to the pupils’ personal needs including social, health, physical, hygiene and general welfare

ensuring their safety and access to learning by responding to individual needs, including but not exclusively:

toileting; nappy changing; clearing-up of body fluid spills;

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the school’s policies and procedures including

child protection procedures and the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Information Security Policies,

Financial Regulations and Standing Orders, the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), and subsequent health and

safety legislation;

What you can expect 

Further information 

We encourage visits to the school to discuss the role, so for an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact the Office Manager at the school Rachael Mitton on coppice.admin@nexusmat.org or on 01302 844883.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

For more information and an application form to apply please visit www.coppiceschool.com

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applications should be emailed to Rachael Mitton, Office Manager at coppice.admin@nexusmat.org

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.



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Career salary

NJC04-NJCO6 £23,114-£23,893 FTE, £16,894-£17,463 pro rata

Working hours

31.25 hours a week

Career location

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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