SEN Teaching Assistant

Location Newton Abbot
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £0.00
Contact name: John Chatwin

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Job ref: 45545
Published: 9 months ago
Startdate: 12/10/2021

Opus Education are currently working exclusively with a large MAT and are are looking to appoint outstanding Teaching Assistant with experience of working with challenging/SEN pupils.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with students who have a range of needs. Working in a school for children aged from 7 to 19 (key stage 2 to key stage 5) with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum.

Initially the school will open with up to 54 places for children, growing to 120 students over the first 3 years; this will include 12 sixth form places. Students will all have Education, Health and Care Plans with a primary needs of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Pupils will benefit from a unique curriculum. Project based learning at key stage 2 and 3 with themes set in the context of nature and the outdoors provides access to the national curriculum and the opportunity to develop social communication and interaction skills. Teachers will work collaboratively in order to plan schemes of work that provide all of pupils access to the national curriculum through experiential and active learning. At key stage 4 and 5 pupils will have the opportunity to study qualifications suitable to their level and need and linked with whole school outdoor based theme including GCSEs and A levels.


Main purpose of the Role:

· To assist the delivery of outstanding lessons, leading to significant progression and attainment for all pupils.

· To actively implement the school’s behaviour policy and systems in order to assist the delivery of outstanding education to our students.

· Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils

· Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion

· Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement


These are positions that will likely lead to permanent offers of employment following a successful temp to perm period.


If you would be interested in learning more please send an up to date cv detailing your skills and experiences or call the office on 01872 279810 and ask to speak to John.