Teaching and Learning Assistant, Nottinghamshire

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Westbourne SchoolNottinghamshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,500 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term

JOB TITLE:  Teaching and Learning Assistant                        

SALARY:  £16,500 (13 weeks holiday inc.)

LOCATION:  Westbourne School, Sutton in Ashfield                 

HOURS:  37.5 (8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon – Fri, term-time only)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 16th September 2019            

INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 20th September 2019

Be the Teaching and Learning Assistant you've always wanted to be.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Teaching and Learning Assistant to join our new specialist ASD and SEMH provision here at Westbourne School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, come join the team based in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

About the role

Initially, you will work with our teachers and Senior Leadership Team to provide essential support to our pupils who have special educational needs. You will build positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and a constructive learning environment, as well as assist the class teacher and other education staff with learning activities. Work is often carried outside of the classroom environment and you will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a creative and positive setting.

Our team at Westbourne School are encouraged to take a resourceful approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment. Smaller class sizes mean you can focus on building a purposeful learning environment that meets individual educational needs of pupils.

Westbourne School is part of the Acorn Care and Education and NFA Group, the UK’s largest Children’s services group. We can promise you plenty of challenges and opportunities to develop your career.

About the school

Westbourne School will cater for children aged 11-18 and aims to achieve an occupancy of 49 pupils. We are a new specialist SEN school based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Located in the original school building, brought right up to date with top class learning and vocational facilities.

We are looking for great people to be part of a truly unique and exciting opportunity and help shape a brand-new school and help create a truly exceptional learning environment, to support and develop our pupils. You will have the opportunity to create and tailor the curriculum as well as access high-quality CPD to help pursue your own personal goals.

About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

       Who we are looking for

       We are looking for someone who is personable, resilient, organised and determined.

No two days are the same at Westbourne. We want people who can work at a pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of teaching motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.

       Why work for us?

       A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same.


Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.

This position will commence as soon as possible (subject to approved references/DBS checks). 

Closing date: Monday 16th September 2019

Interview date: Friday 20th September 2019

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants to appropriate roles will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

More about Westbourne School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Huthwaite Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2EL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1623 392430

Welcome to Westbourne School   

Westbourne School is a new Acorn Care and Education special educational needs school that opened in early 2019. This is a nurturing and therapeutic environment for initially 49 pupils aged 11 to 18.