Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Our Sketchley School sites provide specialist education for young people aged 8-19 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.
We are now looking for Teaching Assistants to join us at Sketchley Hall, Burbage, where our youngest students between 8-14 years of age are based.
To join us at Teaching Assistant, you will have the ability to support student’s academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting wider behavioural and emotional needs.
You will also:
- Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all
- Have excellent interpersonal skills
- Have a good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum
- Be highly organised, adaptable and enthusiastic.
You must also hold a full driving licence as part of your role will be working off site with students engaging in curriculum activities, using school vehicles.
What we can offer you:
- Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
- Reward and discount schemes
- Enhanced DBS fee paid
- Cycle to work scheme
- Wellbeing support
Previous applicants need not apply.
Priory Education Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. You will be required to provide full employment history should you be invited to interview.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.
- Special needs with independent funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 8 - 19 years
Sketchley School provides specialist support for both boys and girls aged 8 to 19 years who are on the autistic spectrum, who may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.