Teaching Assistant, Darlington

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Hurworth House SchoolDarlington

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Pro rota to term time - actual £15,150
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teaching Assistant

Hurworth House School, Westfield Drive, Hurworth, Darlington, DL2 2AD 

Permanent - Full Time 

Pro rota to term time - actual £15,150 

37.5 hours per week 

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Hurworth House School is seeking Teaching Assistants. Hurworth House School is a specialist day school located in Hurworth on Tees for boys and girls aged 4 to 19 years who have complex learning difficulties including SEMH and ASD.  Young people may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their difficulties. Priory Hurworth House aims to deliver the highest level of education tailored to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment where every student is encouraged to achieve the best possible academic, social and vocational outcomes.

This is an exciting time for Hurworth House School, due to the expansion of our school with a primary provision we are looking to appoint Support Assistants. You will contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the teaching and learning experiences, which enhance the learning and development of young people. You will assist with the management of the learning environment, ensuring that any behavioural or physical occurrences are addressed promptly. You will assist senior staff by contributing to the development of care and learning plans and contribute to the preparation of reports and update daily records and logs. You will maintain a professional relationship while developing a good rapport with young people.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team, working with a unique group of young people.

Knowledge & Skills

An NVQ2 qualification (or equivalent) which is appropriate to the teaching and learning environment of learners and young adults.

Full clean driving licence. Some personal care for our students may be required.

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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 will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

 About us

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

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More about Hurworth House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 19 years
Address: Westfield Drive, Hurworth, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1325 729 080
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Priory Hurworth House is a specialist day school located near Darlington for boys and girls aged 7 to 19 years who have complex learning difficulties including behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD...