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Teaching Assistant

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Acorn Education and Care

Bolton, United Kingdom

Steve Page

$100 to $500 million (USD)

Company - Private


Published 338 days ago

Full Job Description

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

If the trial is a success, we’ll be rolling the 4DWW out across the Group – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join #teamOFG!

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of pupils, we have the role for you!

Job title: Teaching Assistant

Location: Brookthorpe Hall School

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Part-time would be considered for the right applicant

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Teaching Assistant with SEMH/ASC experience to join our brand new team at Brookthorpe Hall School, Gloucester. Someone who takes a more creative approach to teaching and leadership would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Brookthorpe Hall School is a new independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 16, catering for pupils with a wide range of needs, SEMH/ASD/Complex trauma. Our dedicated team will work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We are part of Options Autism and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help pupils experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and committed TA to join our educational team and to help deliver an outstanding curriculum, motivate the pupils and achieve positive outcomes for our young people.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom.

You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties or you may have experience of working across both specialisms.

Educated with GCSE, or equivalent, in English and Maths.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Brookthorpe Hall School. If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking person with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Options Autism and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

Essential Criteria:

  • Resilience
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the National curriculum
  • Experience with working with and teaching pupils with complex needs

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

  • You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


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