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The Aurora Group

Casual/Bank Teaching Assistant

Reference: 2bd473be-9aae-48b8-be52-5cfc528b63c1
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Leyland
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

Location: Leyland, nr Preston, Lancashire

Salary: £11.72 – £12.78 per hour (plus 13% holiday pay)

Hours: Flexible shifts to suit you

Aurora Brooklands School is an independent day school in Lancashire providing specialist education for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

What is bank/casual work?

Our bank staff usually cover staff sickness, holiday and busy periods and they are able to choose what days they want to work, giving them a great deal of flexibility.

The main purpose of the role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

Key duties:

  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities.
  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil attainment and progress.
  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ progress according to the school’s policies in order to monitor and foster pupils’ progress in all areas of learning.
  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children.
  • Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British values within the PSHE policy across the whole school.
  • Promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being through a whole Day Curriculum.

Skills and Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting
  • Full UK driving licence absolutely necessary, as you will be required to transport pupils to and from school and also engage in off-site enrichment activities which requires transportation
  • Working towards Level 2 award in Support work in schools or an equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD
  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs

Benefits and Additional Information

Whats on offer?

  • Full training and continued support
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme?
  • Perk box

Please complete an online application form to apply or for more information on this position please contact Karen in the Recruitment Team on

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

How to Apply

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