Teaching Assistant

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About the role

Greenside is a special school in Stevenage for pupils aged 2 to 19 years who have severe or profound learning difficulties.

We are looking for a creative, caring person to enable adolescent learners who are autistic and have heightened levels of anxiety.

We welcome applications from those who want to become teachers.

Please apply online

Closing date  30 November 2022 5PM


  • 9.00 – 3.25 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
  • 9.00 – 4.25 Wednesdays (for meetings and training)




Teaching Assistants make up the majority of staff employed at Greenside School and play a crucial role in all aspects of our specialist provision.

There are a significant range of duties and responsibilities that Teaching Assistants undertake at Greenside, from the intimate care of the learners, or supporting their emotional needs, to planning and leading lessons.

Each Teaching Assistant must be willing and able to meet the learning, sensory, physical and emotional needs of each young person at Greenside. 

Enabling our young people to communicate is a fundamental aspect of our work.

To interact with others, express needs, desires and emotions, reduces anxiety, empowers and enables learning. All members of our class teams are expected to focus on developing communication for all learners, throughout the day - in the classroom, on the playground and when in the community. Everyone should sign, use symbols, core boards, and appropriate communication technologies. 

The development of independence is linked to communication – ensuring each learner is as independent as possible is essential to what we want to achieve at our school. Enabling independence and developing communication happens throughout the school day, from the moment each young person is welcomed from their transport, to when they are getting ready to go home.




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Contact details

Caroline Steed , Office Manager
Greenside School Shephall Green Stevenage Stevenage
Hertfordshire SG2 9XS

Telephone: 01438 315356
Email: caroline.steed@greenside.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.greenside.herts.sch.uk
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