Teaching Assistant

(£15,059 - £17,680 pro rata per annum (FTE £17,797 - £20,895 per annum))
Location: Brantridge School, Staplefields, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EQ Hours: 37 hours per week, Term-Time Only

Closing Date: 23/04/2019


Job Description

Teaching Assistant – Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting, and possess a GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English and a relevant NVQ Level 3 or a willingness to work towards this.

Further Information

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. The College has 7 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex. It has established a strong reputation with children, parents and professionals alike in educating and caring for pupils with challenging behaviour and associated learning difficulties.  You will join a professional and dedicated educational team.

Brantridge School is a special academy located in Staplefield, near Haywards Heath, designed to meet the educational, behavioural, care and therapeutic needs up to 54 boys (age 6-13 years).  Our children have a range of special needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

Application Guidance

To apply for this role, please send your completed application form to e.powell@brantridge-school.co.uk or by post to:

Emma Powell, Senior HR & Finance Administrator, Brantridge School, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EQ.

For more information please contact the School Office on 01444 400 228.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered

Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to a 6 month probationary period and an enhanced DBS check.

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

My son currently attends Brantridge School and is in your Year 5. He has progressed massively since starting here 2 1/2 years ago. - Parent

The School is fantastic, with wonderful staff and facilities. - Parent

My son started in September 2021 and he is very settled and understood by Brantridge School. - Parent

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

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