Teaching Assistant - Coventry Extended Learning Centre
In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles.
Our Values are:
- Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
- Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
- Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
- Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
- Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
- Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.
About the team we are recruiting to
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.
Please visit our website https://www.coventry.gov.uk/extended-learning-centre. If you require a visit, please e mail email@example.com
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?
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.
If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): 26 February 2024
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 5100 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 and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council