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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 July 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 39 hours per week during term time, Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm (or Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,210.11 (this is the actual salary, this is not subject to a pro-rata calculation).

What skills and experience we're looking for

Talbot House Children's Charity are a registered charity with a School and Residential Children's Home on the same site. Set in 8 acres of beautifully maintaining gardens and land, you would be forgiven if you thought we are based in the heart of the countryside, however, we are based in Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, offering an easy commute for all.

The Charity are looking to recruit additional Learning Support Assistants (Teaching Assistants), to work within our School (KS1 & KS2 or KS3 & KS4) to help support our ever growing pupil numbers.

The suitable applicants must have experience of working with SEN pupils with complex needs, including SEMH, ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment, some of pupils may have multiple complex needs.

We are a small non-maintained school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Class sizes are rarely bigger than 6 pupils.

If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

​Starting date is as soon as possible, pending notice period.

What the school offers its staff

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Further details about the role


To apply, please complete the application form attached for your convenience, or available from our website (link above).

Please remember to read our 'tips for applicants' and use the personal specification to help you compete the application form successfully. Those who read our tips for applicants document are far more likely to complete the application the high standards we require, and are therefore more likely to be invited for interview.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on: 0191 229 0111 or email: hr@talbothousecc.org.uk

Close Date: Sunday, 2 July 2023

Shortlisting Date: Monday, 3 July 2023

Interview Date: w/c 10 July 2023​

Commitment to safeguarding

Talbot House Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure or online and Enhanced Certificate Check. All appointments are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy, which is available for you to read within each vacancy page on our website.

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About Talbot House Children's Charity

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 18
School size
37 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number

Our aim is to inspire young people to become resilient, motivated, and successful adults who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future. We do this by creating a positive, supportive, and stimulating environment that promotes their development, academically, spiritually and socially. We pride ourselves on ‘changing children’s lives’.

Talbot House Trust is a charitable organisation the site is in a village called Walbottle on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, enrolling pupils aged 5-18.

All pupils have an EHCP (Education, Health Care Plan). Talbot House is a non-maintained special school and charity for children with complex needs specialising in SEMH/ASD. However, many of our children have multiple complex needs such as ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment alongside their primary need of SEMH/ASD, some with multi diagnosis. We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding our pupils by building good relationships with them from day one, along side their families.

We ensure that we can do the best for every pupil therefore we look closely at the need of each pupil and ensure that they access the best curriculum for their need. Once a pupil is on roll, we will start preparing their support plan by the end of he second week this will be in place. We will also base this on their EHCP and information gathered during enrolment. Pupils support plans are a working document which are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The support plan is guided by information sharing through our daily briefings at the end of each day, this allows us to make appropriate changes and update strategies as required. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards a variety of qualifications including GCSE’s, Entry Level 1, 2 & 3, Functional Skills Level 1, 2 & 3, AQA Unit Awards.

Arranging a visit to Talbot House Children's Charity

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@talbothousecc.org.uk.

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