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Teaching Assistant

Woodbourne Hospital SchoolBirmingham

Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

The school:

Woodbourne Hospital School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 12 to 18 with mental health challenges. Our students are all inpatients at Woodbourne Hospital, which provides a CAMHS service across two wards. This is an exciting time to be joining the school as one of our wards moves to become a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) whilst the other remains a General Adolescent Unit (GAU) with our school having a total of 24 places.

We aim to recruit an individual who shares our vision of student-centred learning, framed within a progressive, exciting and flexible curriculum.

We are a collaborative and supportive team, focused on setting high standards for teaching and learning and our young people.

We would like to appoint an individual with relevant previous experience as either a Teaching Assistant or a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, who is confident and comfortable working in Key Stage 3 and 4. Experience working with Post-16 support is also desirable.  Secure knowledge and strong support skills in Maths and English up to GCSE is essential.

A CAMHS TA will be expected to:

  • Support the activities of all curriculum areas in the classroom.
  • Work with individuals and groups to support their learning in a variety of subjects, including the school's bespoke programmes.
  • Provide for the general welfare and pastoral care of young people, including leading their induction into school following their hospital admission.
  • Be self-motivated and liaise with colleagues within the school, working effectively as a member of the team.
  • Provide support essential to the smooth running of the school, including liaising with external stakeholders and with Median Priory’s healthcare multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be confident in the use of standard IT systems such as Microsoft Word, Excel etc. • embrace our culture of cross-cluster working with all Aspris CAMHS Hospital Schools.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from secondary mainstream or specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting.

If you have relevant experience, then why not contact Head of School Christina Darkes for an informal chat on 0121 434 6140 / 07827 953309.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 


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.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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