Teaching Assistant, Staffordshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Rugeley SchoolStaffordshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,803 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Rugeley School, Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, WS15 3JQ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm

We require experienced Teaching Assistants to work on a full-time basis at Rugeley School to undertake education support duties and assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the students to help with their care and to enable the teacher to implement the curriculum. Rugeley School is a specialist residential setting for young people aged 5 to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Duties will include:

  • To help students progess and behaviour.
  • The help keep up to date records on the students and work as part of a team.
  • To attend training where relevant.
  • Autism can present very challenging behaviours and staff must have the confidence and emotional resilience to deal with these.

This is a physically demanding role and staff will also need to have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviours that autism can present.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.

What we’d like to give you:

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards and more


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.

More about Rugeley School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3JQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1889 504400
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Rugeley School, formerly Rugeley Horizon School, is a specialist residential school for young people aged five to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties. The school provides a modern setting in which students can achieve an enhan...