Teaching Assistant

Due to an increase in pupil numbers we are currently recruiting for Teaching Assistants to join our school. The Teaching Assistant role is vital in ensuring that our very complex and disabled children can go to school, to learn, make friends and have fun. It is hard work, and requires commitment, but it is a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy.

The role of a Teaching Assistant (TA)

At Chailey Heritage the teaching assistant job is very different to that in a mainstream school. You will support the teacher in creating opportunities for the children to learn, each in their own individual way. You will need to be creative, flexible, patient, and very observant, as you will need to write down observations for the teacher. However, as well as supporting teaching, you will be trained by nurses and therapists and senior staff to carry out many other procedures, including:

When you have sufficient experience, you will also be trained in the following:

Training and support

For all these duties, and more, you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals, and you will not be expected to carry them out alone until you have been signed-off as competent. You will be assigned a ‘buddy’ to mentor you and make sure that you are confident in your new role, and you will have a teacher and senior TA who will set targets for you and support you. There is a team of nurses available to support and advise staff and manage emergencies and if necessary call the on-site Doctor.

You will in time become a very proficient practitioner with many valuable skills. Often our TAs go on to train as nurses or therapists or teachers having spent several years with us.

What are we looking for?

What we offer

Click here to view a detailed Job Description/Person Specification

If you feel you have the skills and experience required please apply below, we would love to hear from you! 

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff.

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