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Teaching Assistant (3 Month Rolling Contract) | Compass Schools

Locations : Folkestone, Caulden Lowe, Kidderminster, Tipton, Sowerby Bridge, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Little Clacton, Lewes, Alton, Middlewich, Pontefract, Ledbury, Briercliffe, Elland

Salary : £18,500 - £19,500

Please note, this vacancy is a 3 month rolling contract.


We are currently seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join our team of professionals. It all starts with you!


About the role

As a Teaching Assistant your role will be to support high quality, challenging and personalised educational activities and sensory experiences through supporting the teacher in delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum to a small classroom of ASD and LD students, aged 8-18, to enable them to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning.


You may be supporting teachers in the classroom, working with children 1:1, managing classroom resources, taking children on trips and visits, having their lunch with children who might require their support, managing heightened behaviours and keeping children safe, playing games, making amazing displays, celebrating success and being part of therapy sessions.


Naturally, you will take responsibility for implementing school policies and practices, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity and will be expected to work in partnership with all school staff, parents, carers and other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of students and their families.


Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.


About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with young people with LD, ASD and complex needs
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Ability to create and maintain nurturing relationships with young people
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to learning, to include the students with anxiety and ASD/SEMH
  • Knowledge of strategies and visual teaching methods to engage reluctant learners important.
  • A flexible approach and a high level of creativity


The rewards

  • Being a part of a progressive and forward thinking organisation which puts children first
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance reviews with opportunity for development and salary increase
  • Staff laptop and mobile phone
  • Extensive training and professional qualification opportunities
  • Full school holidays
  • Enhanced occupational sickness scheme
  • Flexible pension
  • Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services, salary sacrifice schemes, high street vouchers, money off eating-out and takeaways


This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.