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Resource Base Teaching Assistant

Job Reference CM/RBTA



Castle Mead School

Closing date:

9.00am on Monday 10th May 2021

Interview date:

To be confirmed


Full Time 28.5 hours + 2.5 MDSA

Contract type:



Grade D £18,933 –  Grade E £20,493 prorata (39 weeks plus holiday)

Start date:

To be confirmed

Role overview:

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant initially to work within the Resource Base at Castle Mead School. A knowledge of working with children with complex needs is desirable.

We are looking for someone who would be excited about joining our passionate and motivated team. We value people who are committed to working collaboratively and to providing the best possible education for our children.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of shaping practice around the following principles:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
  • There is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

We are seeking applicants who are:

  • Passionate about improving learning opportunities for children with complex needs
  • Experienced in creating and delivering highly bespoke curriculums and skilled at using a range of strategies for complex needs including ASD
  • Experienced Teaching Assistants with SEN knowledge and practise evidenced within an educational environment
  • Strongly motivated to support children with additional and complex needs
  • Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
  • Committed to ongoing professional development
  • Able to support teachers’ liaison and meetings with professionals
  • NVQ Level 2 in Teaching and Learning or higher

We offer all of our staff:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you need to undertake your role effectively
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues from schools across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression

The Job Reference for this post is CM/RBTA

Other information

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