Teaching Assistant, Telford and Wrekin

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Priory TelfordTelford and Wrekin

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,255 - £18,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teaching Assistant

Priory Telford, Dale Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DT 

Permanent - Full Time 

£15,255 - £18,000 per annum 

37.5 hours a 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.

Seeking Teaching Assistant for full-time permanent position our specialist school Priory Telford. Our teaching assistants will be outstanding relationship builders, you will know how to inspire the pupils and support them to maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning. As a teaching assistant you will support the pupils and the teacher within a range of subjects within the curriculum. 

The successful applicant will be required 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.

To help students progress 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, this is a physically demanding role and staff must have the confidence and emotional resilience to deal with this. Although experience is desirable it is not essential. We require someone with the resilience and tenacity to ensure  to ensure the very best for our pupils.

If you share our determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our pupils, we can promise you a collaborative culture, ongoing professional development and ample scope to use your creativity and initiative as part of a highly energised and supportive team

Due to the nature of this role a valid driving license for more than 3 years would be essential.

What we’d like to give you:

Sponsored access to Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)

Priory Group Pension

Travel Insurance

Cycle to work scheme

Dental Insurance

Reduced price Gym membership

Gourmet Society Card

Healthcare cash plan

Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards

Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

Priory Telford is a day school that provides a high quality of education for up to 18 boys and girls from the ages of 11 to 18. All our pupils who all experience Emotional, Social and Mental Health Difficulties. We are a forward looking and innovative school that seek to transform the lives of the pupils in our care.

This role is for a September 2019 start or sooner if possible. First stage of interviews expected to commence week of 10th-17th June.If you have any further questions or for an informal discussion please contact James Wookey on 01455 890023

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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 Priory Telford
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper Forge, Dale Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1952 432660