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SEN Teaching Assistant

Reference: 9472bf4d-93fb-491a-be7a-124a756e9c50
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Wilmslow
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire East

Salary: £11.72 – £13.72 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

Contract: Permanent and 12 months fixed term contract available

The Aurora Group

We’re really pleased to have opened Aurora Summerfields School in April 2023 in Wilmslow with a proposed capacity of 50 students.

This is a brand new independent specialist school for young people aged 5 to 19, who face difficulties as a result of complex communication needs typically associated with Autism spectrum conditions. The school will mirror our ‘Outstanding’ rated Aurora Hanley School which you can read about here

Amongst a number of other new roles, we’re currently looking for experienced 1-1SEN Teaching Assistant’s.

The Role / Key duties:

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our 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.

You will be expected 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, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils while maintaining high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and 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.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Skills and Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications:

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car desirable
  • GCSE Maths and English Level 3 or above qualification is essential.?
  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent?is desirable
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.?
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD?
  • Ability to adapt
  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual?
  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs?

Benefits and Additional Information

What’s on offer?

  • Training and Development

Within Aurora, we strongly believe that learning and development should not be limited to just the children and young people we support. We offer wide range of programmes and opportunities to all our employees to improve your skills and further your career.

  • Save money on your bills

With the cost of living rising we have a fantastic benefit through Perkbox to help with cutting costs and help make your money go further. Perkbox is a free app for you to use on the go wherever you are. You can get deals and discounts to save money on things like your weekly food bill, phone plans, internet, eating out, gym memberships, insurance and more. You can also use Perkbox for our cycle to work scheme and car scheme.

  • Competitive Pay and Reward

Every year we compare the market rates of pay and rewards to insure they are comparable or better to other similar organisations. We also offer Enhanced Annual Leave, Company Sick Pay, Pension and Life Assurance.

  • UK Health Cash Plan

This plan can help cover your day to day healthcare expenditure such as optician and dental bills. You and your children are covered on this plan and you can also choose to upgrade and add a partner to enjoy the benefits with you.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your health and wellbeing is very important to us and we have support available on a wide variety of issues, helping you with online tools, information and via a freephone counselling service available 24/7.

  • Refer a friend for £1,000

We’ll reward you for recommending friends and family to come and join the company ( terms apply)

How to apply?

Please complete an online application form in full, remembering to include all employment and education details. If you need any assistance or would like any more information please contact Karen in the Aurora Group Recruitment Team at

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

How to Apply

Click on the APPLY NOW button. You will be re-directed to the advertiser of the vacancy where you can submit your job application.

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