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SEN Teaching Assistants required in Sturminster Newton!

A special needs school in North Dorset are looking for Teaching Assistants to join their team.

This 'Excellent' Ofsted rated school caters for 131 children between the ages of 2 and 19 with profound and multiple (PMLD), Severe (SLD) or complex learning difficulties. Some children have additional sensory or physical impairments, speech and language disorders or medical needs, others are on the autistic spectrum.

Amongst many other facilities, the school are proud to offer:

  • A multi-purpose hall
  • Specialist science room
  • A wildlife area
  • A tunnel greenhouse
  • State-of-the-art sensory room

Successful applicants will be working with pupils with a variety of complex needs so you should have experience in a similar role. You should also:

  • Be able to demonstate a good understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant in a special needs school
  • Have the ability to engage pupils in their learning and support them in their social, emotional and personal wellbeing

The school is not easily accessed by public transport so a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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