Teaching Assistant - Coventry Extended Learning Centre
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 Education Entitlement Service (EES) strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children of Coventry, who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress.
The EES is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools.
The Coventry Extended Learning Centre (ELC) is a pupil referral unit for Key Stage 3 & 4 pupils who have struggled to access mainstream school education owing to a number of differing factors including exclusion. Our dedicated staff work to re-engage young people who commonly arrive with negative views of education, of their own prospects and of themselves. We build trust to enable them to stretch themselves and achieve their maximum potential.
What is the job role?
The core purpose of Coventry ELC is ‘Enhancing Futures’ - maximising the potential of all our students. We seek to identify and meet our students’ needs to enable us to reintegrate them into mainstream school or into special educational settings or to support them to successfully complete Year 11 with us. We take huge pride and pleasure in helping young people to believe in themselves and others, moving on to a brighter future.
Our dedicated staff are fully committed to equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead fulfilled and happy lives. We have high expectations of the behaviour and performance of every pupil and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect between pupils and staff. We pride ourselves on providing the best quality teaching and pastoral care, fostering ambition and showing our students that through hard work they can fulfil their potential.
Coventry ELC is looking for a dynamic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and solution-focused team. The role is stimulating, engaging and extremely rewarding.
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).
Salary will be pro rata to the number of weeks worked
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a solution-focused, resilient and energetic individual to join a caring and passionate team.
Full details of the post requirements can be found on the Job Description & Person Specification.
Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.
For further details on the role or provision please e mail email@example.com. Please visit our website for details on our provision https://www.coventry.gov.uk/elc
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): 6 January 2023
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:
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- 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