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Teaching Assistant

Acorn Education and Care LimitedBrookthorpe

Vacancy Title: TA

Location:         Brookthorpe Hall School

Hours:             8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday

Salary:            £17,000 - £19,000 dependent upon experience      


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a TA with SEMH/ASC experience to join our brand new team at Brookthorpe Hall School, Gloucester. Someone who takes a more creative approach to teaching and leadership would be perfect for this role.

About the School:

Brookthorpe Hall School is a new independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 14, catering for children with a wide range of needs, SEMH/ASD/Complex trauma. Our dedicated team will work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

As a Company we pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group:

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

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the Role:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and committed TA to join our educational team and to help deliver an outstanding curriculum, motivate the pupils and achieve positive outcomes for our young people.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Or you may have experience of working across both specialisms.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Brookthorpe Hall School. If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking person with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Acorn Education and Care Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

Essential Criteria:

Resilience and Leadership

Up to date knowledge and understanding of the National curriculum

Experience with working with and teaching children with complex needs

Why work for us? A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path

Company Pension (not TA's 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

 “Your Wellbeing Matters”

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Joy Price-Bish Head Teacher on

This position is due to commence April 2022.  Induction March 2022 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).

Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

Job Summary and Duties:

As the Teaching Assistant for Brookthorpe Hall School, you will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey, which may have included all manner of set-backs in and outside of education. The successful candidates will have a varied role, which involves supporting the teacher in all aspects to ensure that pupils receive the most effective support. You will be able to demonstrate a practical, hands on approach to supporting teaching and be prepared to go above and beyond.

The role of Teaching Assistant is offered on a full time, permanent basis, working 40 hours per week (during term time only). We are looking to appoint a flexible, dynamic and dedicated individual with experience, or an interest, in working with pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Following a through induction and training programme, your duties will include: 


Providing day to day classroom support to the children, and assisting with pupil behaviour 

Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils

Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model

Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher in order to improve professional development

Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources 

Key Skills Required

Maths and English Language GCSE C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification 

Understanding of the current national curriculum

Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

Ability to recognise and manage challenging behaviour

Ideally hold a full UK driving licence 

Please apply online now or call the Recruitment team ?

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications. 

To start March 2022-Induction programme

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.



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