Teaching Assistant

Cheshire, CH1 Emma Bloore
All/Full Time £16.00 - £19.00

Posted 16 days ago

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

 Location: Chester

 Salary: £75 - £85 Per day

Hours: Full Time Monday to Friday - Term Time only


Passionate Teaching Assistants required to work in Partnership with Simply Education who are supporting a wonderful Autism residential school in Chester City Centre. The school are looking for passionate Teaching Assistants who have prior SEND experience to join their team in September on a full-time basis. The school has recently acquired a new property meaning they can now accept more pupil referrals for September. 


As a Teaching Assistant you will work alongside students and staff to ensure the child’s emotional and academic needs are met. Students all have an EHC Plan in place and have a main diagnosis of Autism, however many students have other additional needs as well. As a Teaching Assistant you will be working on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis dependent on the students needs.


The school itself is a Grade II* listed buildings dating back to 1754. The school has kept many of the buildings originally features, providing their students with a learning environment that they can be proud of. Students are aged between 4 – 19 years and have the opportunity to access vocational study options as well as developing their life skills through trips and workshops and work experience. Additionally, the school is residential, so students stay on site.


Advantages of working in an SEND Environment  

-Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

- Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students 

-More non-contact time so marking can be done during the working hours 

- Flexibility within the curriculum meaning you can be creative with your approach.

- Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential. 

- Complimentary lunch 


Key Responsibilities:

- To support students to access their learning.

- Model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Communicate effectively and build rapport and common interests with the students to inspire and motivate them.

- To prepare the students for life beyond school.


Key Requirements:

- An understanding of SEND needs 

- Happy to support with personal care

- Strong communication skills.

- Resilience and the ability to model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Ability to inspire and motivate students.

- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.



The key benefits for working with Simply Education are:

-Your own dedicated consultant who will support, advise, and guide you through the registration process.

-24/7 access to your dedicated consultant via phone/text/email – That can answer any arising questions or needs.

-Exclusive access to our Educational Development Managers – We offer several SEND courses such as Autism Awareness, De-escalation Practices, An introduction to the role of a Cover Supervisor and Behaviour management. All our courses are completely free and will help you to upskill your understanding and approach.

-Competitive rates of pay.

-Minimal administration (no time sheets!) – At Simply Education we pride ourselves in making the process easier for you as candidates. We process all timesheets for you ensuring the pay is always on time.

-Email and SMS verification of bookings – For all bookings you will receive a booking confirmation and directs to the school. You will also have access to an online diary system where you can view your bookings and update your availability.

-£75 referral scheme - If you refer a friend to us both you and your friend will receive a £75 bonus following the successful completion of 10 days.


Please click 'apply now' and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.  Alternatively, for an informal chat about the Teaching Assistant role please contact Emma Bloore, SEND Recruitment Consultant at our Cheshire office in Nantwich.



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