Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as available

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 21 hours per week term time 8.30am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 30 minute lunch. 5pm finish approx once a term for training - dates published in advance.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until approx end of December 2023

Actual salary

£11,327 - £12,177pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching Assistants make the education of their students their first concern, and are key to the students achieving the highest possible outcomes.

You will be a professional with the honesty and integrity at the centre of everything you do. With strong commitment to safeguarding students, you will be child-centred with high aspirations for those you support.

If you are hardworking, with a can-do attitude and a learning mind-set – you will be an ideal candidate for this most rewarding role!

This position will be based in our Early Years / KS1 team working with students with a range of complex needs. All students in the school have a diagnosis of autism and learning difficulties. In addition our younger students range from pre-verbal to verbal and you may need to support them with using PECS, communication boards or any AAC device. Our students also need support carrying out life skills and toileting.

The learning environment is a very important part of the teaching of our students. We follow the EYFS curriculum and plan our room environment according to this, giving students the opportunity to play independently or alongside others while the teachers observe, interact and plan next steps.

You will be allocated key children and your experience and knowledge is a vital part of feeding into their assessments and planning of next steps.

Experience working in an early years environment is essential for this role.

Previous school experience is not essential and applications are encouraged from those with transferrable skills from similar sectors such as early years or adult social care.

What the school offers its staff

Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating over 270 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential.

The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism.

We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of:

A – academic progress

S – specialist support

D – development of life skills

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About Abbot's Lea School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
270 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating nearly 300 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential. The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism. We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of: A – academic progress S – specialist support D – development of life skills We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and now we wish to be the best!

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