SEN Teaching Assistant

West Row Academy, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8NY

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£18,887 - £19,264

Actual salary

£12,887 - £13,145

SEN Teaching Assistant job summary

West Row Academy has an exciting opportunity for a SEN Teaching Assistant (permanent) to work and support SEN pupils within the classroom, delivering specific curriculum. The Academy are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic candidate with a ‘can do’ approach.

30 hours per week 39 weeks per year (Term time plus 1 week)

£12,887 - £13,145 per annum pro rated

Closing date Friday 08 July Noon

If we receive sufficient applicants of a high calibre, we may bring the closing date forward.

Ideal candidates will:

• Have a patient and focused attitude towards the educational development of children

• Willingness to support and contribute effectively towards the learning.

We work to ensure that every child has a high-quality education and that we provide a safe place where everyone can thrive as individuals, achieve dreams and build futures by learning together. We have worked hard to develop our knowledge curriculum to ensure our curriculum is shaped to meet the needs of our school community. We want our pupils to develop a love of learning, to experience enjoyment and to strive for excellence in their achievements.

Role Purpose
This role requires the successful candidate to undertake care and learning programmes and activities to support individuals or groups of pupils, including more specialised support for those with special education needs.

We are looking for someone positive, passionate, caring and enthusiastic and who can engage with children and inspire and motivate them to be the best they can be.

There is a need to promote independent learning skills and behaviours for learning.

Skills & Experience
Level two qualification in both English and Maths, or equivalent experience are essential.

A Teaching Assistant qualification would be a distinct advantage or prepared to work towards.

Experience in SEN would you also be a distincy advantage.

Experience in working in an education setting, classroom management and working with children of a relevant age is essential.

Please ensure your application meets the essential requirements of the job description.

Eastern Multi Academy Trust (EMAT) is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointments will be subject to satisfactory medical checks, references and an enhanced DBS check including the Children's Barred List.

EMAT is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, employee support services to welcome and support staff from different backgrounds. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment and signal our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity and welcome part time or flexible working applicants.

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About West Row Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
220 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01553 779686

Our school is located in the village of West Row just outside Mildenhall where community lies at the heart. The school has a special standing within the village's history which is promoted through our curriculum, ethos and values.

Our school caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old and has much on offer for all who attend. Our grounds are beautiful. As well as a large playground we have an exceptional playing field, outdoor classroom, gardening area, kitchen and even a library bus.

Our pastoral support team is first-rate. Our excellent teachers and support staff take the time to know the children inside and out.

We are proud to be a member of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust (EMAT). Being a part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust means we have strong values that enable us to be empowered, motivated and develop our aspirations so that we can together transform our lives. We work closely with the other schools in our trust to support our pupils to be the best they can.

We have high ambitions for all of our pupils and aim to provide an inspirational, challenging and supportive environment where children can excel, no matter what their age, need or background. We implement the PiXL Primary Edge to support this. This is a programme of attributes and skills to develop key life skills we all need in order to be successful at home, primary school and secondary school. We call this programme LORIC (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative, Communication).

We are an inclusive, family friendly school and welcome everyone, doing all we can to support and empower families, actively encouraging them to be involved in all aspects of Academy life.

I hope that this website will give you a taste of what life is like for children at West Row Academy but if you would like to visit us to find out more please contact the school office to arrange a visit. We would all look forward to meeting you.

Arranging a visit to West Row Academy

Visits are encouraged by contacting West Row Academy 01638 715680

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