Teaching Assistant

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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 fixed term until July 2023 part time post (32.5 hours per week, term time only plus optional 5 INSET days) in which no two days are the same! The hours are 8.30am until 3.30pm.  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 with pupils with challenging behaviours 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.

We are required to conduct online searches about all candidates as part of the shortlisting process, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate





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Contact details

Donna Abel , HR
The Collett School Lockers Park Lane Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP1 1TQ

Telephone: 01442 398988
Email: HR@bluetangerine.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.collett.herts.sch.uk
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