Teaching assistant- SEMH school

Location: Eastbourne
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SEMH TA bn24
Salary: £77 - 90 per day + £50 Referral fee
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Opportunity: Teaching Assistant at SEMH Boys School in Eastbourne 

About the school:

Join our dynamic team at an SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) school in Eastbourne, dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment for students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 with special educational needs. This school also caters to students who are at risk of perminant exclusion so the ideal person would be compassionate, resiliant and patient.

Position: Teaching Assistant (full time)


-          Monday to Friday 8:30-15:15


As a Teaching Assistant / support assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the educational and emotional development of students with social, emotional, and mental health needs across Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4. Your responsibilities will include assisting teachers in the classroom, provisioning one-to-one support, and crating a positive and inclusive atmosphere for the students.

What its like to work with SEMH students:

Working with boys who have social, emotional an mental health needs is a rewarding and impactful experience. It requires individuals who are empathetic, patient and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of these students. You will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with the students, helping them build confidence, resilience, and a love for learning.

Ideal candidate:

We are looking for individuals with the right personality and mindset to thrive in a challenging yet fulfilling environment. While experience is desirable, we believe that the right person can make a significant impact with the following qualities:

-          Resilience: the ability to remain calm under pressure and adapt to the varying needs of the students.

-          Empathy: A genuine understanding and compassion for the challenges faced by students with special educational needs.

-          Patience: The capacity to support students at their own pace, fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment.

-          Adaptability: Flexibility to adjust teaching strategies to meet the unique needs of individual students.

-          Team Player: collaborative attitude and effective communication skills to work closely with fellow staff members.


£11.80-£14.80 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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