Teaching Assistant

Cambian Bletchley Park School

Salary: £19,500.00

Contract type: Permanent, Full Time, Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 – Term Time Only

The young people we educate and care for come to us with a huge variety of needs and difficulties. Our challenge is to help them build the hope, confidence, knowledge and skills to unlock their potential.

From innovative educational experiences to national curriculum programmes, supported by passionate teams of specialists and key workers, we actively enable each young person to achieve their personal best, all in an environment that best suits them.

Our growing family of 4,000 colleagues, supporting over 2,000 children is one of the UK’s largest and highest quality providers of specialist education and behavioural health services.

Bletchley Park is a 38 week specialist school providing quality therapeutic care and education for young people with Autism, challenging behaviour, communication difficulties and complex needs. The children and young people that attend school range between the ages of 7 – 19 years.

As a Teaching Assistant you will need to have a passion for working with young people and want to make a difference in their lives. You will be a highly motivated, well organised and resourceful individual who can demonstrate flexibility and good communication skills. You will be patient and energetic but also have a genuine concern to improve the quality of life for the young people in our care.

The ideal candidate would have experience and knowledge of learning disabilities and/or special needs. Experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum would also be preferred.

Person Specification;

· Good written and verbal communication skills.

· Calm under pressure.

· Professional attitude and appearance.

· The ability to lead and be led.

· Experience of working with young people with additional needs.

· Good organisational skills.

Key duties;

· Assisting the Teacher/Class Lead in the preparation of the work that is to be carried out in class.

· Supporting students in lessons both on and off site.

· Supporting students to make progression with formal learning situations, with self-help skills, life skills and social understanding.

· To support students through both group learning and individual programmes.

We pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunities Employer. And we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

If you want to learn from and work with a highly specialist, incredibly proud and integrated team that unlocks the potential of young people who will challenge you, stand up to you, ignore you, then trust you and ultimately move forward because of you, then please talk to us. We’d love to help you move forward too.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.


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