Education Assistant 

Hours: Fixed term for 1 year- rolling contract, Full-Time (working 35 hours a week) during term time only

Salary: £21,300 per annum, £18,188 pro rata

How do we work?

Action for Children does what is right, does what is needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.

Headlands School is a residential special school based in Penarth, which caters for pupils between the ages of 7 and 19, who have an emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and a range of associated needs. As a Teaching Assistant, you will also supervise lunches, some breaks and accompany pupils on school trips and activities.

You’ll be working 39 weeks per year on a term time only basis.

How will you make a difference/ Job Description

By supporting the teacher in the classroom to deliver lessons

By meeting pupils as they come into school each day

By helping with setting up the classroom

By building relationships with pupils and their families to support their learning

By assisting teachers with planning lessons and assessing pupils

By supervising at lunchtimes

By accompanying pupils on school trips and activities

What will you need?

· To be empathetic, tolerant and have a positive attitude

· Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs

· GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths or the equivalent

· Good computer literacy

What are the rewards?

· Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages

· Season ticket travel loans

· Company pension scheme

· Discounts at major high street retailers.

Plus, there’s a lot more besides.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you are interested or would like to understand more about the role, then please email or phone 02920709771.

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