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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, term time
32.5 hours per week
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

Tuke is a secondary special school serving the needs of 90 students who have severe, profound and complex learning needs.
We are located in the heart of Peckham, close to Burgess Park, with a number of nearby transport links.

Our mission statement:
“Learning everywhere, inspiring everyone”

Tuke School holds values of
Creativity Opportunity Achievement Positivity
at the heart of the outstanding education we provide for our students.

We are looking for bright, keen, healthy and hardworking people to join our motivated, friendly and highly skilled staff team at Tuke School.

Ideal candidates would have an interest in developing their career in the field of special needs. They would be sensitive to others, adaptable and calm, have excellent communication skills, and be able to offer ideas and solutions.

We can offer you a positive and supportive working environment. We have excellent working facilities in a purpose built school.

Regular training and development will ensure you have the skills you need to meet the requirements of the post and develop you professionally.

Previous experience of working with young people is desirable however, we are happy to meet with you if working in a school is something you have always wanted to do and perhaps you are looking for a career change.

Applying for the job

The application form and job description are available to download on the school website www.tukeschool.co.uk or contact the school office on: 020 7525 8002 and we will be happy to provide you with an application pack.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
86 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About Tuke School

Tuke school is a welcoming and inspirational place to learn and work. We have been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at our last four inspection cycles. Our purpose built school has been open for 9 years and continues to be an exciting place for students and staff. Tuke school is all on one level and gives great access to the outdoor spaces. Our school has many sensory aspects to the design to enable students to engage with their learning at every opportunity. It is an essential part of our ethos that the curriculum and every part of the building is easily accessible to all. We aspire to be a centre of educational excellence for students with severe and complex learning needs, an exceptional place to work and learn for students and staff, a school that encourages creativity, challenge and self motivation and a place where learning will be enhanced and enabled through an inclusive approach.
At the heart of our curriculum is our mission statement: “Learning Everywhere, Inspiring Everyone’.
Our school provides state of the art specialist facilities for students with Severe, Profound and Complex Learning needs. Our facilities include a hydro therapy suite , art and design areas, food technology rooms, a space dedicated to physical exploration, music studio, a sensory trail and interactive lighting and touch screen ICT. We provide training to enable staff to use all of the school facilities.
At Tuke, we have developed our own curriculum framework which brings together Education Health and Care plan outcomes, curriculum schemes of work, learning intentions and a systematic way of monitoring student personal progress. Our students are unique in the way that they learn; they may experience difficulties with generalisation, memory retention, communication, problem solving, managing change, transitions and processing skills. It is our aim to minimise barriers by creating learning opportunities that are purposeful and meaningful to each individual. We have small class groups between 6-8 students. Each class will have 4 support assistants in each class who are directly managed by the class teacher. Our therapy staff work alongside educational staff to ensure that specific learning programmes are integrated.

Arranging a visit to Tuke School

www.tukeschool.co.uk or call us on 020 7525 8002 and arrange a visit. You would be very welcome.

School location

Daniel Gardens, London, SE15 6ER

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