SEND Teaching Assistant

Mount Tamar School, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 2EF

This job expired on 15 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    15 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 April 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

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

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.

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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

Mount Tamar is a vibrant, well established KS1-KS4 specialist school in Plymouth. Mount Tamar caters for 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 life happy and successful live, developing into positive members of the community

Each student will be individually supported through:

• A personalised learning programme
• Having access to up to date technology
• Having a range of vocational and academic opportunities
• Opportunities for work skills and skills for life
• Support to develop their wellbeing and appropriate behaviour
• Opportunities to develop independence and confidence
• A partnership with home
• Therapeutic support
• A flexible, challenging learning environment that includes learning in the outdoor classroom

Arranging a visit to Mount Tamar School

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

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