Teaching Assistant - Secondary

Posted 07 July 2022
Salary £70 - 92 per day
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEducation & SEND
Contact NameJamie Heath

Job description

Hours: 34 hours per week, term time only/40 weeks per year approx. (Part time requests will not be considered)

Required from: September 2022

This Role: We are seeking dynamic people, possibly graduates planning to teach or work with young people in the future, who want to work with students with a range of learning needs.

We are a successful and highly inclusive school with a dedicated, supportive and forward-thinking team of learning support assistants.

Your main duties will be to support students with their learning in lessons and to work with them individually and in small groups. We wish to appoint colleagues who:

have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • are able to work effectively as part of a team
  • experience of, or interest in, supporting students with a range of individual needs
  • are able to work full time, 34 hours per week

In addition to supporting students with their learning, your duties may also include: tending to students’ personal care needs, including toileting, physiotherapy, mobility, dressing and assisting with manual handling using specialist equipment.  The successful candidate will be provided with comprehensive and ongoing training for the above-mentioned duties.  They will also liaise with therapists to ensure all appropriate therapy is delivered.

The position would suit those considering a teaching career (opportunities exist, for suitable candidates, to be sponsored for teacher training in the future) wishing to gain experience in a mainstream secondary school, those interested in Educational Psychology or seeking a longer term post working with teenagers in a supportive role in a stimulating environment.


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy

Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained

You must have legal right to work in the UK

You must be willing to attend a registration interview

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.

Spencer Clarke Group work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary, Special Education needs and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.