SEND Teaching Assistant

Mount Tamar School, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 2EF

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 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


Annual or full time equivalent salary

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

Actual salary

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

SEND 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 youth worker or voluntary sector experience 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 TAs will depend upon which class they are based in and they should follow guidance from the class teacher. Tasks can include:

Support the teacher in creating an organised and vibrant learning environment.

Support pupils in their learning under the direction of the teacher.

Assist the class teacher with observations of pupil progress and school’s record keeping systems including the filing of children’s work.

Preparation of the classroom for pupils ‘activities, tidying and clearing away, cleaning of equipment and help maintain an ordered and attractive classroom.

Creating a Total Communication environment with support from the teacher

You will be supporting children with their education on a 1:1 and small group basis.

Applying for the job

How to Apply:

Closing date: 17/07/2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

Please follow the link for our Support Staff Online Application Form via this link -

Please follow the link for our Teaching Staff Online Application Form via this link -

Or you can complete the offline application form, found at ( and email it to

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:

Thank you for considering Mount Tamar School.

Mount Tamar is a rapidly improving school having been through a period of leadership turbulence during 2021 resulting in a disappointing Ofsted judgement. New Leadership is now in place.

We have recently developed a new curriculum and a new behaviour policy. We expect to join a local Multi Academy Trust in the new future in order to continue our exciting improvement journey within the context of a wider family of schools.

We are looking for lively, resilient and emotionally secure staff who are willing to use their qualifications, experience and enthusiasm to join a staff team focused upon supporting and teaching our pupils to achieve their potential .

We operate from a number of sites in Plymouth. Our administration and HR base is at Row Lane in St Budeaux.

We are happy to show you around prior to application or interview.

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