About the role

The reason for the post is to deliver high quality assistance in teaching and learning, supporting the pupils to make progress in their academic as well as social/emotional/ behavioural development. Providing specialist assistance to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities, and ensuring safeguarding of pupils.

This is an exciting part time post (32.5 hours per week, term time only) in which no two days are the same!  It is not simply a photocopying and pencil sharpening job, but one where you will be fully engaged in working with vulnerable children and making a difference on a daily basis! Experience of working within Early Years or with children with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) would be welcome but is not essential.

We strongly believe in the importance of welfare and safeguarding our children and therefore all people who work with our children are subject to our rigorous enhanced DBS checks and two references, checked.

Job context

The Collett School is a foundation school and part of The Blue Tangerine Federation. We cater for children with complex needs and welcome teaching assistants  of high calibre, who share the responsibility for their continued professional development, reviewing this and the development of expertise. 

Can you:

  • Be a strong advocate for change and champion school improvement?
  • Convey a positive ‘can do’ attitude to secure successful outcomes for our pupils?
  • Support the development and achievement of the school’s vision to secure success and improvement?
  • Work well in teams and partnerships?

If this looks interesting - come and have a look around the school and see if we're right for you too!

Thank you for your interest and looking forward to seeing you soon.


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Contact details

The Collett School , Headteacher
Lockers Park Lane Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP1 1TQ

Telephone: 01442 398988
Fax: 01442 394317
Email: admin@collett.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.collett.herts.sch.uk