Teaching Assistant with responsibility for Outdoor Learning Provision
Osprey Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with responsibility for Outdoor Learning Provision. The post holder will be responsible for providing alternative provision for SEND students. This will include leading, developing and delivering outdoor provision for students with SEND and supporting students who attend the alternative provisions based on the school site.
Being responsible to SENDCo and Leader of the STARS provision, the post holder will contribute towards supporting students with additional needs by providing:
- Outdoor learning provision for students with SEND
- Support for 1:1 or small group basis for students
- Key worker liaison with parents for key students
- Development of SEND support at the school
The successful candidate will:
- Be able to plan, deliver and measure impact of outdoor learning interventions
- Be able to motivate and work with students with complex needs such as ASC, ADHD, SEMH
- Be proactive and build positive relationships with students, parents and staff
Osprey Learning Trust is a wonderful place to work and is full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every pupil that attends its 5 schools. We work closely with all schools within the Osprey Learning Trust and are part of a wider family who all believe passionately in Excellence in Learning.
Our vision is to provide EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING for all schools within the trust. This is achieved:
- through purposeful COLLABORATION
- by having aspirational CURRICULUMS
- from being at the heart of its COMMUNITY
If you share these visions then we very much welcome your application for this post.
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Closing Date: Monday 13th July
Interviews: Wednesday 15th July
Director/Local Governance Vacancies
We currently have vacancies on the Osprey Learning Trust board of directors, as well as on our local governance boards.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you:
- Are interested in children’s education and the performance of a group of schools
- Have an enquiring mind, and has the confidence to ask questions and debate issues that have an impact on the quality of education we provide
- Can consider matters strategically, objectively and can make informed judgements
- Have an enthusiastic and proactive attitude
- Are able to work well as part of a team
What is the role of our governance boards?
The board of directors is the governing body for all the schools within the Trust and has three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Chief Executive Officer and other executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the Trust’s schools and their pupils, and the performance management of its staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust and making sure its money is well
We currently have five schools within our Trust:
- Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road
- Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane
- Cockwood Primary School
- Kenton Primary School
- Kenn CofE Primary School
What does the role offer?
- A chance to develop your own personal skills
- Access to free training in respect of education and governance matters
In practice, what will I be expected to do?
- Regularly attend governance or board meetings, having read the information submitted electronically in advance of the meeting so that you can ask relevant questions and provide appropriate challenge to executive leaders during the meetings. The information submitted in advance consists of reports, from a number of sources to help you form an opinion of how our schools are performing and the key issues they are facing;
- Attend appropriate training and read information updates to help you understand your role;
- Use your skills and knowledge to be part of a committee or portfolio holder. We have a number of different committees and portfolios within the LGBs and Trust board – they include Finance, Audit, Resources, Safeguarding, Welfare, Personnel, Educational Outcomes, to name a few;
- Provide feedback on the efficiency of the governance structure;
- You may also be asked to make occasional school visits and/or to occasionally meet with staff to help monitor a specific area of responsibility (e.g. safeguarding).
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