Teaching Assistant, Leicestershire

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Sketchley SchoolLeicestershire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,544.34 per annum (£9.63 per hour)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teaching Assistant

Sketchley School, Manor Way, Sketchley, Burbage, LE10 3HT Priory Group Division Education & Children's Services 

Permanent - Full Time Salary £16,544.34 per annum (£9.63 per hour) 

Hours 37.5 hours per week

Working as a Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor across our three sites in Hinckley, Burbage and Narborough, you will provide cover for teachers and teaching assistants, which will include working in small classes (typically of no more than six students), working 1:1 with a student, or supporting a small group when out on educational trips.

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.

Part of Priory Education and Children’s Services, our day school is for young people aged 8 to 19 years with severe to mild autistic spectrum disorder and associated learning difficulties.  Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

This is a varied role which would suit a proactive and flexible individual, who is keen to quickly become a valued member of our team.

You will have the ability to support our student's academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting their wider behavioural and emotional needs.

You will currently be a Teaching Assistant who is looking for additional responsibilities and the opportunity to develop your role.

You will also:

Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all

Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to quickly build a rapport with our young people

Be highly organised, reliable and adaptable

The following skills would be of benefit to the role:

A good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum

You must also be a confident driver who will be comfortable transporting students in school vehicles.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes 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.

More about Sketchley School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 19 years
Address: Manor Way, Sketchley Village, Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 3HT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1455 890 023
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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.