• Alisdair Low

Teaching Assistant - SEN School, Cranborne, Dorset - £17,242 - £19,922 per year

Updated: Apr 9

Hours: 40 hours per week, term time only

This College is a beautiful manor house that has been converted in to an exceptional college.

It is part of a group of 20 SEN schools across the UK.

young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have additional social, emotional and mental health needs

The organisation offers great training and a rewarding career path - training many of their teaching assistants to become teachers.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty this College sits in 16 acres of listed gardens and a wider 50 acre campus, located in the Dorset countryside near the village of Cranborne. The college facilities include multi use sports areas, beautifully manicured gardens, a forestry school, in and outdoor therapy spaces, horticulture and animal care spaces, a motor vehicle work shop and much more.

The main purpose of the role: 

This role is essential to the support and development of our students being successful, independent, and achieving in a safe and caring learning environment.

Role holders will build a professional & trusted relationship with the students which put their health, safety and overall development first.

This role will include supporting our teaching staff to deliver on a daily basis a broad and balanced curriculum for our students both on and off site.

Flexibility is key in this role and may include working 1:1 with a student when required, or supporting in class working with a small group. Positive behaviour management is an important part of the role.

Key duties:

  • Support and facilitate the learning and independence of our students.

  • Contribute to planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation of education programmes, plans and reports as required.

  • Contribute to assessing, recording, and reporting on young peoples’ progress

  • Promote and encourage independence at all times.

  • Keep records accurately and up-to-date

  • Ensure safeguarding and health and safety procedures are followed at all times

  • Promote the development of positive social behaviours and self-regulation skills

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required. Within this role post holders must be prepared to support on the residential care side of the site on occasion. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car

  • Level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English

  • Please note that the minimum age to work on site is 21

  • Have some knowledge or experience of working within an education setting

  • Be positive and creative in meeting young person’s needs

  • Be able to work on your own as well as part of a team

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills

  • Competent ICT skills


  • Full training and continued support

  • Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!

  • Free lunch

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

Call or email Alisdair at Integritas for further information.

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.