March 1, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant to work within the Specialist Resource Provision (SRP).
Actual salary £15,706 pa(£20,789 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
32.5 hours per week, Term Time plus one week inset
Closing Date
March 31, 2023


Open Event: If you would like to visit the academy prior to submitting an application to ensure this is the right role for you, we warmly welcome you to join us on Wednesday 15 March for our open event. This will allow you to have a tour of the academy, meet the Principal as well as a Q&A session with some of our current TA's! For more information and to register your attendance, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Advisor) on or 01634 412 263. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant to work within the Specialist Resource Provision (SRP). Our SRP, ‘The Oaks’, caters for children with speech, language and/or communication needs (SLCN) and is led by our highly experienced and knowledgeable SEN Lead Teacher. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children within a primary setting, particularly with learning difficulties. The working basis for the successful candidate will be on a fixed term basis until February 2024 in the first instance, 32.5 hours per week (8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday - Friday) during Term Time plus one week inset. We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils!

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the Academy including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis.
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records.
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration.
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning.
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported.
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress.

Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

Teaching Assistant life at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy: Being a Teaching Assistant at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a great opportunity to work with really experienced staff and amazing pupils.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • Have high expectations of teaching and learning.
  • To be a positive role model.
  • To contribute to the positive ethos of the school.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults.
  • Be keen to develop as a professional.
  • Previous, recent experience in a similar
    education setting.
  • Being independent and able to work
    under pressure.
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