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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£16,291.00 - £16,536.00 Annually (Actual)

Student Development Assistant job summary

The Grade 1 Student Development Assistant is a member of a team of practitioners responsible for the education and care of the children in the school. S/he is involved in contributing to the teaching and learning programme in accordance with the ethos, aims and objectives of Redden Court School.

The Grade 1 Student Development Assistant supports the school in raising student aspirations, challenge student learning and engage students in their own learning.

The Teacher and the Grade 1 Student Development Assistant work as a team - being ‘partners’ in supporting the students’ access to learning and the whole curriculum and their independence as learners.

The Grade 1 Student Development Assistant works under the direction and control of the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher in charge of Inclusion and the relevant Head of Faculty/class teacher. At Grade 1 they would usually be supervised, where necessary, at task level in the presence of a teacher. These will include students learning within the ARP, as well as those on the Alternative Key Stage 4 curriculum.

The Grade 1 Student Development Assistant will act as a link between an allocated faculty and the SEN faculty to ensure all staff are communicating effectively.

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Support for students:

  • provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help for student(s) needs as identified in Individual Education Plans.

  • support the specific needs of specified students – physical, emotional and/or behavioural

  • where directed, act as an escort on and off school premises under the direction and where appropriate, in the presence of the teacher for the purpose of visits or off site educational provision

2. Support for the teacher(s):

  • assist student(s) access to the curriculum by differentiating instructions and resources

  • prepare materials of the quality and quantity specified by the teacher

  • help student(s) to select equipment and materials relevant to their learning tasks and to use these safely and correctly

3. Support for the school/faculty:

  • attend internal meetings, including meetings of the Faculty/Student Support Faculty, all of which are recognised as directed time in the school calendar

  • act as a reader or amanuensis as necessary at school and national tests and examinations where directed by Assistant Head in charge of Inclusion / Exams officer

4. Support for the curriculum:

  • support the curriculum plans and learning programmes designed by the teacher and obtain and use designated equipment and materials appropriate to the learning objectives and students’ development needs

  • help students with the use of ICT and appropriate curriculum software


Redden Court values its staff's wellbeing. We endeavour to offer a holistic approach to ensure all our stakeholders are supported in their emotional, physical and mental health.

  • The school is signed up to the Schools Advisory Service which offers:

  • a 24 hour GP helpline,

  • access to physiotherapy sessions,

  • access to a counselling service,

  • free 12 week weight management programme,

  • support for stress management,

  • lifestyle screening,

  • menopause support,

  • long term condition support,

  • private medical operations.

    If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post before applying please feel free to contact our SEN Faculty on 01708 342293 or by emailing arobinson1@reddencourtcloud.co.uk.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role. If you are interested in the role, please submit your application as early as possible.

    Please note: the use of AI is strictly forbidden in the application/interview process

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Redden Court School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1048 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We pride ourselves on being a fully comprehensive school placed at the heart of the community. We want all of our students to be happy, ambitious and to achieve results that reflect their true potential.

Our school has served the local community of Harold Wood for many years, providing a high quality education to the students of this area.

Our vision is focused on a ‘Commitment to Success for All’ and high levels of aspiration for every member of our community. The school is forward thinking and progressive. We seek to achieve the very best for all of our students through the use of a rich variety of educational approaches.

We have caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring the students are successful in every aspect of their learning.

Redden Court is the founding school in the Success for All Educational Trust and is recognised as one of the highest performing mixed comprehensive schools in Havering.

We are an accredited ‘Thinking School’ and have very close links with the Cognitive Education Development Unit at the University of Exeter. Metacognition and the development of thinking skills is at the heart of our teaching and learning in the school as we believe it plays an important part in developing resilient and independent learners.

We also have very strong links with the Havering Teacher Training Programme, we are a senior partner in the Empower Teaching Alliance and we are recognised as a Leading Edge School by the SSAT. The school has also been accredited with All Together (Anti Bullying), Place2Be (Student Mental Health), SEND Exceptional Outcomes Award, The Quality in Careers Standards, Healthy Schools Gold Award and Gold Travel Ambassadors Award.

We are a growing community Trust with inclusion at the heart of our ethos and require leaders who will bring this vision to life.

These are exciting times for Redden Court School with so much change and challenge in the future.

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