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L2 SEN Teaching Assistant – Secondary

Reference: af37270a-3628-48d4-ae3d-018ca1590f05
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Norwich
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

L2 SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Quidenham, Norwich, NR16 2NZ

Salary: Actual salary £21,709.61 – £22,388.59 dependent on experience

Hourly rate: £12.15 – £12.53 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week Term Time only – Monday – Friday – 8.30am – 4.30pm (5pm on Thursday, extra half hour taken off on another day)

Aurora Eccles School:

Due to our continued expansion, we’re currently looking for Level 2 Teaching Assistants to join our school. You will be working alongside the teacher and therapy teams to create an enabling environment and supporting students to actively engage with their social and academic environment.

Part of the Aurora Group, Aurora Eccles School in Quidenham, Norwich provides day placements for students aged 11 to 16 years primarily with communication and interaction difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.

With small classes, a maximum of 10 students and a minimum of 3 staff per class you can focus on the needs of each student. There is a full clinical team onsite to support at all times and you will have the support of an experienced and stable SLT.

To take a virtual look around our school please click here: Eccles Virtual Tour

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help shape and develop our provision to achieve this.

Key Duties:

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.

Skills and Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English Language qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.
  • Level 2 – 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (or working towards).
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience of pupils with SEMH, ASD.

Due to the location of the school, candidates must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.

Benefits and Additional Information

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension
  • Free lunches when working
  • Free onsite parking
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Family Swim
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more

How to Apply:

You can apply online by completing our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Liz 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 and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.

FTE: £25,272 – £26,062

How to Apply

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