• Alisdair Low

Teaching Assistant - SEMH School - Quidenham, Norfolk - Actual salary £17,242.62 - £19,511.86.

Updated: Apr 19

Hours: 40 hours per week - Term Time only - Monday - Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm (5pm on Thursday, extra half hour taken off on another day)

This organisation will invest in your training and will pay for you to become a qualified teacher if that is what you want.

This school is part of a Group of SEMH schools across the UK and is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The school provides flexible day placements for students aged 6 to 16 years with communication and associated difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.

The Role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and care whilst in school and other settings. As well as developing and delivering personalised learning, you will work with colleagues to support pupils with their daily routines, transitions and positive behaviour management. A tailored approach to the individual child ensures that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. The Teaching Assistant will need to support the Class Teacher with the day to day running of the class.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help shape and develop our provision to achieve this.

Key Duties:

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.

  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class

  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.

  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.

  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.

Skills and Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.

  • Level 2 - 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (or working towards).

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience of pupils with SEMH, ASD.

Due to the location of the school, candidates must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle or live nearby.

Benefits and Additional Information

  • Life assurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Health cash back plan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Employee assistance program

  • Training and Development

Call ALISDAIR at Integritas Education Recruitment about this permanent job.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.

If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion