• Location: Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8ED
  • Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £17,471 - £17,762
  • Language: English

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Tegfan Teaching Assistant

Ysgol Aberconwy
Teaching Assistant

Salary Range: G02 : £17,471 - £17,762

This is a permanent position of 32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days.

Closing date for applications: Friday June 21st 2024

Start Date: September 2024

At Aberconwy we are at the start of developing additional learning provision for secondary age pupils with autism and associated neurodevelopmental difficulties. We opened two resourced classes of 8 pupils in September 2020, and have now expanded to include two further classes from September 2022.  This specialist provision is for learners with autism who do not have a learning disability, but who are experiencing significant difficulty accessing the mainstream curriculum in its entirety. Conwy Local Authority hopes that this will be the first step in developing high quality, specialist provision across all key stages of education, with a clear remit for inclusion into mainstream education wherever possible and enabling pupils to have access to a full and varied curriculum.  The provision will help support learners to develop the skills and confidence for transition out of school and on to further education opportunities in line with their aspirations and interests. 

We therefore seek to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to provide support for identified learners with autism and associated neurodevelopmental difficulties within our mainstream school context. They will work under the guidance of the Resource base teacher to provide support to students in class, or in small groups, particularly focusing on literacy and numeracy skills, social communication and behavioural difficulties. They will be fully immersed in the life of the resource provision and may also provide administrative support, as well as supporting students outside the classroom.

In return, we offer you:

A strong commitment to professional development;

A school with high aspirations and a genuine opportunity to make a difference;

An opportunity to help shape teaching and learning and our alternative curriculum;

A dedicated and supportive team of professional staff and governors;

Strong links with other local schools for partnership working and support;

A strong community spirit;

A vibrant and interesting place to work.

This is an exciting time to join Ysgol Aberconwy, a mixed 11-to-18 comprehensive school of over 900 pupils. Set in its own extensive campus on the banks of the beautiful River Conwy, the school is situated in the medieval town of Conwy on the North Wales coast adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park. As a PFI School, we are exceptionally well resourced and maintained, and we have developed a significant reputation locally for the quality of our pastoral care as well as our academic success. Numbers in the school will have risen by 30% over the last five years in September, and we have developed specialist resource centres to support children with dyslexia, autism and other learning needs.
Please download the Applicant Information Pack for more information about this role.