46 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter Term

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024


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Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC Scale 3 (SCP 5) £28,545 Scale 4 (SCP10) - £30,771

What skills and experience we're looking for

Description of duties:

1. To assist the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate) in the organization of activities, resources, and materials – suitably differentiated for autistic students

2. To help our pupils to stay on task and remain regulated, under the direction of the class teacher and with any other member of the class team.

3. To work positively with all members of the class team

4. To establish good relationships with pupils and their families, acting as a role model and being aware of, and responding to, individual needs

5. To support pupils to understand instructions and to engage in tasks

6. To assist in maintaining the health and safety of pupils by maintaining a tidy and organized work area and reporting any identified hazards to the class teacher or site care

7. To respond to the welfare needs of pupils by supporting them and reporting any concerns about the general well-being of pupils to the class teacher.

8. To help with changing and toileting as directed by the class teacher, where required

9. To be aware of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and to follow protocols and guidance set out in the policy

10. To be aware of all medical needs of the students in the class and to be familiar with individual medical protocols.

11. To administer first aid and medication for pupils, under direction, where appropriate training has been provided

12. To go on off-site visits with the class, including swimming

13. To assist with and supervise pupils during playground duties

14. To be aware of confidentiality linked to home/pupil/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately

15. To attend relevant in-service training. To learn about autism and understand the needs to autistic pupils

16. To be aware of school policies and procedures and comply with these.

What the school offers its staff

The Queensmill Trust provides a comprehensive range of training and strongly believe in developing people to advance within the field of autism. We offer very supportive, friendly and dynamic culture within the organization.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@thequeensmilltrust.com

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About the schools

Multi-academy trust

The Queensmill Trust provides educational opportunities for children and young people diagnosed with autism. Queensmill Trust staff are passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for our amazing people it is fun place to work and happiness and wellbeing is an absolute priority for both our young people and staff team.
The Queensmill Trust is looking to appoint people that are interested in Autism and passionate about supporting autistic pupils to access education both within the school and in the local community. We are looking for individuals who are flexible, empathetic, creative, resilient and eager learn.

The Queensmill Trust provides a comprehensive range of training and strongly believe in developing people to advance within the field of autism. We offer very supportive, friendly and dynamic culture within the organization.

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
243 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

School locations

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