SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Reference : 001022
Academy : Cherry Orchard Primary Academy
Closing Date : 16/10/2017
Employment Start Date : 06/11/2017
Salary : £17,410 full time equivalent, actual salary £12,940 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Teaching Support
Hours Per week : 32.5 hours per week (8.30am - 3.30pm)

About the role:  We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our SEN provision within our brand new Academy opening for September 2017. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children particularly with learning difficulties; candidates who are appointed will receive full support and training from colleagues and Teachers. The working basis for the successful candidates will be on a permanent contract, 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm) during Term Time and 5 inset days (with an annual salary of £12,940). 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to join us for an interview before breaking up for the October half term with a view to starting in early November 2017.  

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the Academy including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning​​
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress


Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students.  In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • A minimum of NVQ Level 1 in Childcare
  • Previous, recent experience in an education setting with further experience in an SEN capacity desirable
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent communicator at all levels


At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.


Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.