Are you dedicated to helping pupils progress with their learning and support them in achieving their best?
Do you want to gain valuable experience within the Special Educational Needs (SEN) sector?
We are looking for a passionate and caring individual to support pupils in a vibrant and forward-thinking secondary special school based in Bury. You will be working with pupils between the ages of 11 to 19 in very small class
The school endeavours to be at the forefront of thinking and practice in special education and they aim to provide the highest standards of education and care for our very special pupils. The schools' mission is to create opportunities for every pupil to develop to their maximum potential. They strive to deliver an outstanding service and look for every chance to recognise and celebrate achievement. They aim to enhance the quality of life for all pupils who attend the school.
The school has several aims, some of these include:
To offer each pupil a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum within the
National Curriculum that is externally accredited where appropriate.
To support pupils in a caring community where the school philosophy enables all to access
the curriculum regardless of physical disability, learning disability, gender, race or culture.
To support pupils in a climate of warmth and understanding in order that self-esteem,
confidence and responsibility can grow.
To raise standards thus improving and enhancing the quality of lives of all pupils and
establishing a centre of excellence.
To help pupils develop into good citizens, with minds ready to explore, question and
challenge policies underpinning society.
Their school has several incredible facilities:
A sensory garden
A hydrotherapy pool
A multi-use games area
An outside gym equipment area
A full-sized football pitch
A sensory lightroom
Access to specialists including educational psychologists, physiotherapists, nurses and
speech and language therapists
There are many benefits to this role, including:
Working in a school with state of the art facilitates
The opportunity to work in a school rated as outstanding by Ofsted
Gaining experience within the SEN sector
Working with pupils who are eager to learn
The responsibilities of this role include:
Helping the teacher to deliver interesting fun lessons to pupils
Helping to devise a lesson plan with the teacher
Working in small groups and on a one to one basis with pupils to enhance learning
Helping the pupils with their additional care needs (e.g. feeding, toileting)
The requirements for this role are:
A DBS on the update service
Experience with children or with adults with additional care needs
Being a proactive person who is able to act with their own initiative
Having a dedication to providing an exceptional learning experience to pupils
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with an amazing staff network that will
support you on your journey to becoming an experienced teaching assistant. If you are interested in
this role, please contact Laura on (phone number removed) or email at