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1:1 TAs for SEND team to support pupils with ASC and /or Deaf pupils

We wish to appoint excellent teaching assistants to join our hardworking,dedicated and supportive team of SEND TAs. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a vibrant and forward thinking school at the heart of the community with a strong team spirit. Robert Arkenstall school is a highly inclusive school which provides a high standard of education and believes that everyone can achieve, learn and grow.

We aim for our pupils with EHCP to be as fully included in mainstream as possible and engaged in separate activities when appropriate to support progress.

The successful applicant will be working with individuals and small groups of children with additional needs, supporting them in achieving their IEP and EHCP targets, leading interventions and supporting with classwork.

Please indicate where you have experience with either ASC or working with the deaf including British Sign Language

Hours could be part time or full time 

All roles include some lunchtime supervision 

Hours will be 5.75 per day 28.75 per week 

Level 2 point 5-6 Actual Salary £17322.36- £17612.04

The Successful candidate should:

  • Have high expectations for what children can achieve

  • Be able to make learning an enjoyable experience 

  • Have experience of an educational setting and be able to follow teaching plans under the direction of a classroom teacher

  • Have good personal standards of literacy and numeracy, including speaking in standard English

  • Have the ability to use their own initiative

  • Support excellent behaviour expectations by modelling school values and behaviour policy consistently

  • Be able to demonstrate good people skills and show commitment to working in a caring, supportive team

  • Calm and caring nature

We can offer:

  • A very friendly community school with high standards and expectations for all

  • Well motivated pupils and supportive parents and governors

  • A committed team of staff who work together to achieve success

  • Support for professional development from an experienced SENDco and Senior Management Team

  • A Strong,caring ethos

Your duties as a SEND Teaching Assistant will include:
● Supervise pupils with SEND and ALN, ensuring their safety and ability to access learning activities and understand the information presented.
● Aid the execution of education plans suitable to each pupils’ learning objectives.
● Build a trusting relationship with all pupils and communicate according to their understanding.
● Promote inclusion and acceptance, support diversity and ensure pupils have
equal access to learning and development.
● Promote class interaction and ensure pupils engage throughout the lessons.
● Provide opportunities for developing independence.
● Create a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment.
● Undertake administrative tasks as needed.
● Assist pupils with practical activities using a variety of teaching aids.
● Under the guidance of teaching staff, provide feedback to pupils, parents and
carers about their progress, achievements and any problems that may have
● Promote good behaviour and encourage pupils to take accountability for their
● Support the pupils with computer technology to access learning activities and
assist them to develop competent usage.
● Prepare, maintain and use learning resources and assist pupils to use them.
● Follow child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection policies and procedures, reporting any concerns to the appropriate person.
● Assist with pupil supervision, including before and after school and in break
● Accompany teaching staff and pupils on school trips and after school activities,
taking responsibility for a group of pupils under the teacher’s supervision when
● Assist with the supervision of pupils alongside other support staff during a class
teachers’ absence.

Applications should be submitted by 1st March 2024. Suitable applications may be interviewed as soon as practicable before the deadline.

Please email for an application pack.


Mid Day Supervisors

Required as soon as possible, Midday Supervisor from 12:00pm to 13:15pm each day. We can be flexible with the number of days you may wish to work.

The staff at Robert Arkenstall Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

For further information email or call the office on 01353 740253