Fulltime : Teaching Assistant, Blackburn - Start ASAP

Veritas Education Recruitment
Up to £10,000
05 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Teaching Assistant

Location: Blackburn

Type: Supply - Full Time

A unique Special Needs school with a community feel, based in Blackburn is recruiting a number of new LSAs/ SEN TAs. The successful applicants will join a highly respected and effective team and start as soon as possible.

You will be responsible for working as part of the support team in class under the direction of the class teacher assisting small ASD classes of 3-6 students from KS1 to KS4. The school itself is very modern, making it an amazingly practical facility as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

The school is filled with the best available resources to support creative multi-sensory teaching and learning. The Headteacher and SLT have worked tirelessly with the teaching and support staff to create an ethos which put simply is to develop within a state of the art building, an innovative and visionary inclusive approach working with a huge continuum of need, pupils live together in an inspirational learning environment, where every one of those needs is met.

The successful LSAs/ SEN TA applicants will be offered a long term full time roles until the end of the (Apply online only) academic year.

The school will invest heavily in your development and encourages career progression and professional development through regular CPD training. Permanent contracts will be offered to those who distinguish themselves this year - this is the way the school has recruited their TA staff for the last 4 years and the vast majority of those appointed in this way do get contracts.

About the Role

* LSA/SEN TA vacancies
* Assisting ASD students in a number of classes from Early Years up to KS4
* 3-6 pupils in a class with 3 x Teaching Assistants, 1x HLTA
* Immediate start, full time position
* Weekly CPD courses available
* Excellent opportunities for career progression and development
* Daily rate from £55-£70

About the School

* Modern School
* Caters for children aged six to 19 years old
* Rated “Outstanding" by Ofsted
* In partnership with local schools that regularly use the training facilities available
* Outstanding leadership team who encourage in-house career progression
* Play therapy room
* Assembly/sports/dining hall with specialist light and sound facilities
* Adapted minibuses
* Accessible/adapted toilet/changing areas with plinths and hoists
* Specialist individual equipment for pupils ordered by physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational and Dietary Therapists
* All classrooms have computers/interactive whiteboards with appropriate switches, software and internet access

In order to be considered for this role, the LSA / SEN TA will need to meet the following criteria:

* Have experience working with ASD (desirable)
* Have experience working with SEN (desirable)
* Willingness to undertake personal care tasks (feeding, changing, toileting etc.)
* NQT, experienced UK and/or OS-trained teachers welcome to apply
* Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
* Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

If you feel that you meet the criteria for this role, then please contact Marcus at Veritas on (Apply online only)


* All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
* You must have legal right to work in the UK
* You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community

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