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The Aurora Group

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Reference: 9406388e-7a8c-4b68-8a4f-0eecaa302f6c
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Royston
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

Location: Meldreth, Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

Salary: TA5 – TA7 (£12.15-£12.47) £21,709.61 – £22,281.73 pro rata

Hours: Full time – 40 hrs per week, Mon – Fri. Term time only

The Aurora Meldreth Manor School is an independent Special day school which provides a highly specialist learning environment for students aged 6 to 19 who have a range of MLD and SLD needs including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and associated difficulties, who require an individualised, specialist approach. Many of our students have complex medical needs and sensory/ physical impairments. Our students are supported to manage sensory overload, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, and difficulty with transitions which is often demonstrative through their behaviours.

We are a well resourced school with exceptional facilities and therapeutic team.

Due to the continued increase in our student role and expansion of the school provision we are currently looking for experienced Level 2 Teaching Assistants to join our NAS accredited specialist team to create better outcomes and life chances for our students in their preparation for adult life.

Role responsibilities:

  • Be crucial in supporting students with their learning, development and progress in all areas of the curriculum within a range of learning contexts including the classroom, the local environment and within the community
  • Help young people with a range of needs, including PMLD, complex medical conditions and autism to achieve their educational and personal goals
  • Support an environment that fosters equality, diversity and the rights of all young people to be seen as learners and be treated with respect
  • Place an emphasis on support and empowerment of young people
  • Develop a greater understanding of Special Education issues; the values of Aurora and demonstrate these in all aspects of the role
  • Provide high quality support in all aspects of the role
  • The role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Willing and able to work towards getting formal qualifications, attend training and to take responsibility for your own development – All fully funded by us
  • Passionate and show compassion for children and young people with additional needs
  • Ambitious and determined to overcome barriers to learning
  • A lover of the outdoor and community learning
  • Capable of having a vision to see potential rather than disability
  • Committed fully to our safeguarding values and procedures
  • Proactive, rather than reactive
  • Creative thinkers with solution focus
  • Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in relation to our students communication needs
  • Able to understand and deliver effective education and support in line with identified needs
  • Educated to at least level 2 (or equivalent) Maths and English

Benefits and Additional Information


  • Being part of an accredited highly skilled specialist team
  • Being part of a growing team with shared values and vision
  • Opportunities for meaningful career development
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Perk Box- offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please visit our careers place careers or for more information on this position please contact Kirsty on or email

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

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


£25,272 – £25,938

How to Apply

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