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Teaching Assistant

Compass Community School CheshireCheshire

Compass Community Schools are friendly and successful education provisions supporting vulnerable children aged 5 - 17yrs with SEMH and complex trauma. We are a small and specialist provision, educating a maximum of 50 students.

Our established Compass schools are graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and form part of a strong, multiagency and therapeutic approach which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, challenging behaviours and other associated learning and attachment-based needs.

Our school is a key element of an emotionally-literate and therapeutic community which provides a nurturing and robust education for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as a range of other associated learning and attachment-based barriers to learning.

You will be part of a small, specialised and dedicated team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential; from Functional Skills to GCSE.

We offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Increased professional development and career opportunities including an extensive and specialised training package
  • An excellent induction programme
  • On-going mentoring and coaching sessions
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team


The right candidate will have:

  • A GCSE or equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics
  • Experience working with children with social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Experience supporting children with wide range specific learning difficulties and other barriers to learning
  • Experience of, and confidence with, dealing with a range of highly challenging behaviour
  • Emotional resilience and be motivated by challenge
  • The desire to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service
  • The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from the academic to the pastoral
  • Experience and willingness to lead one-to-one and small group learning activities and sessions both in and out of the classroo
  • Experience in assisting in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP/ILPs) for pupils and to help monitor their progress
  • An enthusiastic, friendly and open attitude with a consistent and firm approach to classroom suppor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ICT skills
  • A passion to make a real difference to the education and lives of young people
  • The ability to be reflective, dynamic and creative in their practice and a willing to work within the Compass Community values and ethos

Qualifications such as NVQ L2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent are desirable but not essential.

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