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!
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.
working in an early years environment is essential for this role.
experience is not essential and applications are encouraged from those with
transferrable skills from similar sectors such as early years or adult social
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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