We are looking to appoint Teaching Assistant apprentices who will develop skills in providing support for the teacher, for pupils with SEND and for the whole academy. The post is classroom based.

Desired skills

Desired skills
- Awareness of Autism and learning needs, which will be relevant for the post
- Confident in ability to interact with individuals and groups of children with a range of special needs including ASD and complex learning needs
- Good communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Recognise that you may be faced with physically challenging behaviours at times and have the ability to deal with this positively, confidently and to identify any support you may require

Personal qualities

Personal qualities
- Flexible
- Reliable & punctual
- Friendly & polite

Desired qualifications

GSCE Maths & English at 9-4 or A*- C or equivalent

Future prospects

Possibility of full time employment in an academy within the Trust.

Things to consider

Location 1
Ash Trees Academy, Bowes Road, Stockton, TS23 2BU

Location 2
Barbara Priestman Academy, Meadowside, Sunderland, SR2 7QN

Location 3
Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Chapelgarth, Sunderland SR3 2NQ

Important Other Information

All locations are 39 weeks per year Term Time Only
Actual working hours to be confirmed if appointed
30 minutes for lunch (unpaid)

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