Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,824.00 Annually (Actual) £16,824 pro rata (£22,071 FTE) +SEN allowance

1-1 Teaching Assistant C job summary

We are offering a rare opportunity to join our purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to develop the school and its vision as it continues to grow. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special.

At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone. We are looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant to join our growing team to support a year 1 pupil, on a 1:1 basis, who has very individual needs. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, adaptable, hyper vigilant and proactive and have the passion to nurture individual pupils, please do apply.

The working hours are 8.30 until 15.30 Monday to Friday, term time only (38 weeks plus 5 training days). This is a 1-year temporary (with aim to extend),

You will be our desirable candidate if you:

  • have experience in supporting children with SEN in particular ASD;
  • have an understanding of FASD and the impact of support needed for a 6-year-old child;
  • are aware of how to enable a calm, safe nurturing environment to be able to learn.
  • have experience working with a VI child who is registered as sight impaired. Aware/experience of specific academic VI resources and technology needing to be implemented to support this child to further achieve and be provided with equality;
  • have some understanding of the new VI Curriculum that supports VI children achieve in life.
  • have an understanding of sensory regulation and behaviour linking to FASD, ASD, VI and cerebral palsy.
  • have previous experience or training in de-escalation and/or positive behaviour support.
  • are an understanding and resilient person;
  • thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Counselling Service
  • Health Cashplan
  • Free parking
  • Discounted breakfast and after school club for your child (if your child attends one of our trust schools)

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an interview and observation at the school.

Aspire School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people you will therefore be subject pre-employment checks including references, an enhanced disclosure process via an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and the right to work in the UK. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form.

No agencies please.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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Using the application form

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About Aspire School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
School size
152 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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