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Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become a Teaching Assistant at Park School part of Acorn Education and Care and start working towards yours.

Park School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs. We provide dedicated team work so that together we can ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our fantastic team at our new site Park School, Shipton-under-WychwoodThe role will be based at our new site in Shipton-under-Wychwood but may also involve some time at the main school site in Chipping Norton. Some experience in working with children with SEMH would be an advantage but those with limited SEMH experience and a willingness to learn will also be considered.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on Children’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable children and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will connect directly with the brilliant children and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

You will help prepare learning materials and run classroom activities, with plenty of hands-on experience and some supervision too. You will take responsibility for their emotional and physical needs, supporting them to develop as individuals and engage with the world.

Supporting children with complex Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs is important and rewarding work, and you will benefit from the tremendous support offered by our hugely experienced teams. As you help our children and young people achieve real and significant progress, you will enjoy having a direct, positive impact on their developing lives.

Who we are looking for

You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you. We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role.

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield.

Our schools are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why join Acorn Education and Care?

o We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
o Develop great experience, skills and understanding of SEMH and complex needs
o We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
o Funded accredited courses including Diplomas or NVQ’s to develop your career
o We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
o Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
o Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers and discounted Gym Memberships
o Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
o £17,840 per annum
o Term time only hours, 40 hours per week! Permanent
o Earn £1000 by referring a friend

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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