Job Details

Teaching Assistant

Location:          Manor House School, Horsham, West Sussex.

Salary:             £15,556 per year

Hours:              Full Time, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only

Service Overview

Manor House School is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ registered care and education campus which is set in picturesque countryside of West Sussex. Manor House School is a DfE registered independent school which offers education to boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health needs between the ages of 7 – 18 yrs. Manor House School seeks to maintain stability and therapeutic placements so that the students build relationships, enhance their feelings of self-worth and develop a desire to learn. We are within a commutable distance of Horsham, Crawley, Guildford, Leatherhead, Worthing and other surrounding towns and villages.

Manor House School is a school for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

 

Job Summary and Duties:

As the Teaching Assistant for Manor House School, you will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey, which may have included all manner of set-backs in and outside of education. The successful candidates will have a varied role, which involves supporting the teacher in all aspects to ensure that pupils receive the most effective support. You will be able to demonstrate a practical, hands on approach to supporting teaching and be prepared to go above and beyond.

The role of Teaching Assistant is offered on a full time, permanent basis, working 40 hours per week (during term time only). We are looking to appoint a flexible, dynamic and dedicated individual with experience, or an interest, in working with pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Following a through induction and training programme, your duties will include: 

  • Providing day to day classroom support to the children, and assisting with pupil behaviour 
  • Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils
  • Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model
  • Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher in order to improve professional development
  • Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources 

 

Key Skills Required

  • Qualified to or be will to work towards an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistant (or have an equivalent qualification)
  • Maths and English Language GCSE C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification 
  • Understanding of the current national curriculum
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging behaviour
  • Ideally hold a full UK driving licence 

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications. 

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.