Teaching Assistant

Location: Berkeley, South Gloucestershire

Salary: £17, – £20, (FTE £20,875 – £24,120)

Hours: 40hrs per week for full time – flexible part time shifts/hours available – Term time only

We are working with a bespoke school for 11-16 year olds with SEMH needs, having taken the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive in a future of their own choosing. The school aim to prepare students for life beyond school, so further education and employability is truly at the heart of the schools culture and ethos.

The main purpose of the role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

Key duties:

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team
  • Under the guidance of a more senior TA or a teacher, ensure all documentation is completed correctly for records of incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary.
  • Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

    Successful candidate qualities:

  • A GCSE (or equivalent qualification) pass in Maths and English is essential.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD
  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs
  • Full training and continued support
  • Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Perk box
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • For more information on this position please contact 01293-527416 Email:

    Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

    The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Randstad Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

    The Randstad Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

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