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  • Start date details

    Jan 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: 37hrs per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade D (5-7) £21,575-£22,369 (pro rata for term time only working £18,463-£19,143)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Assist teachers, and other relevant staff in supporting pupils with social communication and interaction difficulties, associated speech, language and communication difficulties and high levels of anxiety and/or associated challenging and distressed behaviour to make excellent progress
  • Supervise and support targeted pupils both individually, groups and as a class.
  • Help pupils achieve learning and behaviour targets as specified in Individual Programmes.
  • Liaise closely with parents/carers and other professionals and to develop effective partnerships in the interests of the child/young person.

What the school offers its staff

You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a School and Delta Education Trust, a small but growing Trust. Our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”. We put this into practice by ensuring:

  • All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.
  • High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.
  • We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions.
  • We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.
  • We are always open to learning and seeking new ideas.

Further details about the role

As part of Delta, Education Trust, The Harbour School’s vision is“Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.This means we really care whether pupils love or hate their learning, so we work hard to create a space where pupils learn together to become knowledgeable, self-aware, independent and happy people who make a positive difference, wherever life takes them.Are you an enthusiastic individual who can bring this vision to life and make a real difference to children’s lives?

We are always looking for awesome people to join our team, and right now are looking for Teaching Assistant/Mentors. You will make a difference to children with social, emotional and mental health needs and give them the opportunities they deserve is a job like no other.

Emma has struggled to attend school for years. Thanks to her Mentor, Emma developed ways of learning and emotional regulation, helping her to keep up with and exceed her peers. Emma is thriving right now, loving her Apprenticeship and positively engaging in her work experience with a local employer.

Learning can look different for everyone; learning is continuous and enabled by the broad curriculum, therapeutic interventions, and the environment the school and staffing team create. It’s only through your awesome support that we will create that environment together to ensure the pupils progress towards a happy life that they can enjoy.

If successfully shortlisted the HR Department will also be conducting an individual online search including social media platforms of your ‘name, education and employment’, to demonstrate due diligence following the updated ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022' guidance. The search will not form part of the actual shortlisting process and any concerns arising from the search will be discussed directly with you.

To become part of our journey, please contact HR@deltaeducationtrust.com

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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About The Harbour School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
101 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

The Harbour School is a special school for learners with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health (SEMH) Needs and/or Medical Needs. The school operates from multiple sites situated across Portsmouth with provision extending beyond these physical locations.
As a trust, our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.

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