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Higher Level Teaching Assistant The Key

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

The Key Intervention is a mainstream provision for primary aged pupils who are struggling to meet the behavioural expectations of their school, or who are at risk of exclusion from school. Short-term, intensive support in a small class, is provided to improve resiliency and skills and enable successful integration back into mainstream school. The pupils attend The Key Intervention for 26 weeks, with a reintegration plan back into their mainstream school. The Key Intervention also provides provision for permanently excluded primary age pupils. The service provides a welcoming environment and a holistic approach to assessing and supporting the social, emotional, mental health and learning needs of children. It is committed to improving life chances for vulnerable children and supporting their parent/carers. We offer a broad and balanced creative curriculum which is differentiated to ensure that the children experience positive outcomes .Our aim is for children to successfully return to their mainstream school following a personalised re-integration programme planned by Key staff, school staff, parents, and pupils.

What is the job role?

You will work within the Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team (SEMH & Learning), part of Coventry's highly respected SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) Support Service.

We can offer you a supportive and friendly team of colleagues and an excellent programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

You will be part of a team of teachers and teaching assistants and other professionals working closely together to provide personalised support for vulnerable young people. Curricular continuity and progress is balanced with behavioural and emotional support to enable improved outcomes and school readiness for pupils. You will be a role model and motivator.

You will support the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum, work with small groups and individuals in targeted interventions and have excellent behaviour management skills.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will have the skills to support pupils in their school as needed and be able to model and share supportive strategies with colleagues working in mainstream schools. You will be required to travel from the base to support pupils in their ‘home’ school.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Classroom observation:18th October 2022

Interview date: 19th October 2022


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:

  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Opportunity for Salary Match
  • An outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Coventry City Council


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