Teaching Assistant

Location Tiverton
Discipline: 1:1 SEN
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££15,415 (Actual Salary)
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email: alex@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 51505
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: 27/06/2022

Opus Education are currently working on behalf of a Multi Academy Trust who are looking to add Teaching Assistants to the academy. 

The school is based in Tiverton and, from September, will contain 75 students all we have diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition and related Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. 

Due to being able to hold more students the school are looking to add x3 Teaching Assistants from September 2022. 

Please find below role description:

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Salary From: £15,415 Actual Per Year

Contract Type: Temp to Perm/Permanent, Full Time

Start Date: September 2022 pending pre employment checks and notice period

Role Summary:

  • Looking to recruit additional full-time Teaching Assistants to support high quality teaching and learning to KS3 and KS4 classes from September 2022.
  • Interest in supporting a KS3/4 Nurture Group
  • Full training to be given

What the Academy can offer you:

  • The chance to be part of a new and growing school community and to influence how we evolve over the next few years.
  • A brand-new £4.5 million building with state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including laptops for all students and teachers, and Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices for support staff.
  • A strong, happy, experienced team of staff - plus two therapy dogs and a tortoise!
  • Access to high quality CPD, including Team Teach physical intervention training.
  • The opportunity to be involved in developing a new curriculum from scratch.
  • A school day running from 8am-2pm with an early finish of 1:30pm on Fridays.
  • Freshly prepared hot meals provided by our own school chef.
  • The opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to provide support for students.
  • Health Shield provide our employees with a range of benefits including funded physiotherapy sessions, counselling sessions, free eye tests, member discounts, great deals and cashback on shopping, travel, and restaurants.

Job Description:

  • Support and encourage students to engage in learning activities, and promote positive relationships between all in the school community
  • Assist with the supervision of students during off-site activities,
  • Be aware of, and comply with Policies and Procedures relating to: - Child Protection; Health & Safety; Security; and Confidentiality – reporting all concerns to the Designated Person/s
  • Be aware of, and support difference, and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be an effective model of the expected behaviour of students, communicated through the use of trauma informed and trauma sensitive strategies.
  • To support in the development of Individual Education Plans

General Duties

  • Promoting independence
  • Employing a range of strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance for pupils/students
  • Using specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (I .E.Ps)
  • You will be responsible for keeping and updating records and for the marking of pupils’ work
  • recording achievement/progress
  • encouraging pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Undertake activities to assist teachers in the delivery of the curriculum
  • Promote and ensure the health, safety and appropriate behaviour of pupils/students at all times
  • Support the teacher by assisting in the production of lesson/work plans, worksheets etc. within an agreed system of supervision
  • Liaise with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher
  • Provide objective feedback and reports, as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters
  • Prepare and maintain curriculum equipment/resources as directed by the teacher to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities
  • May be required to assist in the handling of small amounts of money related to various school events, which are then handed over to school office staff for processing
  • Operate office equipment in the provision of clerical and administrative support e.g. photocopier
  • Provide short term cover for the absence of the teacher
  • Support the intimate care and administering medicines to identified individuals within an agreed safeguarding structure
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post



  • Minimum GCSE English and Maths (A*-C) or Adult Literacy & Numeracy Level 2 equivalent

This role is a very good opportunity to work as part of a great organisation and a great opportunity to make a genuine difference in young peoples lives. 

If you are interested in this role, please apply within.