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  • Start date details

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Special Education Needs (SEN), Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Level 2 Teaching Assistant (SEND) job summary

Sawston Village College is a very successful school and part of Anglian Learning, a high-performing multi-academy trust responsible for 16 schools in West Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, educating over 8000 pupils and employing more than 1000 staff.

Our vision is for dynamic, empowered learners who thrive and lead in their communities: locally, nationally and globally. Our schools are at the heart of their communities and as well as providing a broad, rich, and vibrant curriculum to pupils they also provide sporting, community education and other facilities and opportunities to their local community.

We’re committed to making Anglian Learning a place where everyone feels valued and has equal access to the opportunities our Trust offers. We are always open to discussing flexible working opportunities or making adjustments to ensure you thrive in your role with us.

The Vacancy

We are always keen to hear from people who would like to join our Teaching Assistant team, supporting our SEND pupils. Successful candidates will work under the guidance of the SENDCO and HLTA SEMH Lead, supporting pupils with a range of SEND needs to achieve their potential, but with a focus on Social, Emotional and Mental Health. The role will involve delivering agreed interventions; monitoring pupil progress; developing specialist knowledge in SEMH and offering advice and training to colleagues. The post holder will also undertake the role of co-mentor, working with a small group of young people to help build their aspirations and support their achievement. A willingness to work as part of a large, friendly, flexible and supportive team is essential. The standard working week is 32.5 hours, but we are happy to consider applications from candidates who wish to work fewer hours.

Our Teaching Assistants play a vital role in the College’s success. They contribute extensively in and beyond the classroom and are a friendly team of skilled professionals. Their work enables young people to flourish and achieve their potential in mainstream classes and in our on-site inclusion facility, Compass House. Our pupils have a variety of needs and so training is vital, and we share our skills and experiences daily. The role of the TA is challenging but ultimately rewarding.


If you have any inquiries regarding this opportunity or would like to arrange a visit to our school please contact the HR team at jobs@sawstonvc.org.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application process via our website at https://sawstonvc.org/vacancies/, outlining how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this role. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

If for any reason you need to apply via an alternative accessible format, please contact us by emailing jobs@sawstonvc.org.

Closing date: Tuesday 25 June 2024 at midnight

Interview date: Tuesday 2 July 2024

Start date: 1 September 2024

Please note that we reserve the right to interview prior to the advertised date.

Please download the candidate information pack for full details.

Commitment to safeguarding

Anglian Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment and those in regulated activity will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and online checks. Certificate of Good Conduct and other applicable checks may be requested.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Our policies for Ex-Offenders, GDPR, Safeguarding and Recruitment can be found on our website: www.anglianlearning.org.

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About Sawston Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1171 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Sawston Village College is an inclusive, comprehensive 11-16 academy, set on a picturesque open campus, a few miles south of the culturally iconic and aspirational city of Cambridge. It was the first purpose-built Village College in England and we are proud of the fact that it is still heralded as a model for community education and remains true to Henry Morris’ founding principles. Many members of the local community visit each week to participate in learning, sporting or leisure activities. We are also proud to be a founding member of the Anglian Learning Trust, a family of like-minded schools serving over 5500 pupils from ages 3-19 in this region. The Trust affords us opportunities to learn from each other, prosper from outstanding leadership development and build strong professional networks to achieve ambitious objectives.

We are a very welcoming and highly successful school, one in which all staff are valued and all contribute to our strong caring ethos. The College is listed in the top ten state secondary schools without a sixth form in the UK (The Sunday Times, 2023). Pupils are at the centre of all that we do but we can only succeed when all professionals work together, collaboratively and supportively, to ensure a positive, safe and calm learning environment in which all pupils can thrive. We ensure our staff have the resources, development and opportunities to fulfil their roles and responsibilities. Staff wellbeing is vital to our success and we consider workload and the working environment very carefully.

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