Outdoor Education Teaching Assistant

Mount Tamar School, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 2EF

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • 32.5 hours per week for 39 weeks per annum - Term time only 8.45am - 4pm Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 2.45pm Friday

Contract type



£15,372 rising to a maximum of £17,664

Outdoor Education Teaching Assistant job summary


Band D – Actual Salary between £15,372 and £17,664

32.5 hours per week for 39 weeks per annum - Term time only

8.45am - 4pm Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 2.45pm Friday

Mount Tamar is a vibrant, well established specialist school with a bright future in Plymouth. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible SEND Teaching Assistant to join our School.

The Role:

We are looking for a candidate who has a passion for working with pupils with Social and Emotional needs, particularly children with ASD and SEMH. You will need to be resilient, compassionate, understanding and above all highly driven towards pupil progression. We are looking for a highly experienced and positive communicator, with a natural ability to work cooperatively within a whole staff environment. You will need to have previous experience of working with children, not specifically schools, candidates with experience working in the Outdoor Education and Learning sector will be considered. You will need to have at least a GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English and Maths.

The specific areas of responsibility for an Outdoor TA will depend upon which class they are working with and they should follow guidance from the Outdoor Education Teacher. Tasks can include:

Support the Outdoor Education Teacher in creating an organised and vibrant learning environment.
Support pupils in their learning under the direction of the Outdoor Education Teacher.
Preparation and support of Outdoor Education lessons, pupil activities, tidying and clearing away, cleaning of and maintaining the school’s equipment.
Assist the Outdoor Education Teacher with delivering Outdoor Education lessons and Off-site Visits.
Creating a safe learning environment for students to participate in Outdoor Education.
You will be supporting children with their education on a 1:1 and small group basis.
As part of the role, the candidate will be expected to undertake a variety of training opportunities in Outdoor Education.

Applying for the job

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022 (Midnight)

Interview date: TBC

Please complete our Support Staff Online Application Form via this link - https://www.mounttamar.org.uk/staff-and-governors/vacancies/support-staff-application-form

Or you can complete the offline application form, found at (https://www.mounttamar.org.uk/staff-and-governors/vacancies) and email it to HR @mounttamar.org.uk

If you would like to book a school visit, please telephone the school to arrange on 01752 365128.

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About Mount Tamar School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 16
Education phase
School size
108 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Contact phone number

About Us:

Mount Tamar caters for KS1-KS4 students with a wide range of complex needs, including SEMH, autism, attachment difficulties and trauma.

Our Aims are to inspire our young people to become successful, adaptable and passionate learners with high expectations for their futures. To provide an adventure as they progress through our school giving them a safe, caring,friendly environment in which students are happy and confident and feel valued and supported. To give each student the skills that they need to achieve a happy and successful life, developing into positive members of the community.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS

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