Apprentice Teaching Assistants

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About the role

Southfield School. Amazing pupils, the chance to make a real difference, a great staff team, a school that is aiming high. Come and join us!

About the Role

We are happy to announce that there are 4 positions available as apprentice teaching assistants in our school, where you will work in our setting to undertake either the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2 or Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3. It will involve working as part of an established skilled team to support pupils with complex learning difficulties with all aspects of their learning. Some pupils will also require support with their personal care.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be able to use their initiative, be a team player, have a caring personality and be committed to providing the best possible outcomes for pupils with a range of complex learning difficulties including (Autistic Spectrum Condition, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Speech Language and Communication Difficulties and Sensory Processing Disorder).

Experience of working with children, young people or adults with Special Educational Needs is highly desirable.

We can offer you opportunities to develop and consolidate your skills, in the diverse and fast changing field of Special Education. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to study for the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Level 2 and/or

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 3.

We value the CPD of our team and support, and specific training to meet the needs of our pupils will be offered. You will have opportunities to develop your role within the school and become involved in imaginative new initiatives through the school development plan.

Candidates from both special and mainstream education are welcome to apply. What matters to us is that you have an enthusiastic and flexible approach, a positive commitment to removing barriers to learning, and the passion to aim high for all pupils.

We are a friendly, supportive and skilled staff team and work closely with parents and professionals from a number of other fields.

This is a really exciting time to join our school. We have moved to a beautiful new building in Hatfield town centre. We are developing great links with our local mainstream schools, delivering a creative curriculum through specialist provision and imaginative approaches. We have gained Autism Accreditation Aspiring status.

Southfield is a good school (Ofsted Oct 2015) and our plans are focused on securing a judgment of outstanding. We need aspirational staff, who are highly committed to school improvement.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Linda Dyball on 01707 276504 or by e-mail to

Southfield is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All vacancies will be subject to DBS checks and satisfactory references

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 12th July 2019 at 9am, interview date will be Wednesday 17th July 2019. The post will commence in September 2019.

Contact details

Southfield School , Headteacher
Woods Avenue Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL10 8NN

Telephone: 01707 276504
Fax: 01707 266511