Teaching Assistants - Orchard Manor School (Special Partnership Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Group 2 £19,750 per annum pro rata (£14,281.39 per annum actual salary)

Orchard Manor School is part of the Special Partnership Trust. We are a special school with a residential provision that caters for nearly 200 students aged 3-19. We provide education and care for pupils with communication and interaction difficulties, Autistic spectrum conditions and learning needs. Pupils attend either weekly residentially (Monday - Friday) or as day pupils.

Our motto is ‘We live and learn together’. This is achieved through working in partnership with all stakeholders and other relevant professionals. We treat each child as an individual by ensuring the learning opportunities are challenging and engaging. Our aim is to help each child enjoy education which will enable them to be successful members of the school and wider communities.

Our school is situated in beautiful woodland grounds, in the seaside town of Dawlish. We provide a wide range of opportunities to learn outside and offsite to enhance the education and care of our pupils.

We structure our curriculum around our students’ identified needs in order to enable them to develop holistically. Alongside academic progress, we are committed to supporting our pupils to develop their life and social skills, confidence and resilience and love of learning to promote their sense of achievement and self-worth. Our ultimate goal is that the young people who leave us are prepared for adulthood, whether that be employment, further education, training or living as independently as possible contributing positively within their community.

Due to our pupil numbers increasing, we require a number of Teaching Assistants to join our innovative and expanding specialist provision. We are looking for individuals who have experience of working with children and young people in either mainstream or specialist education settings. We particularly welcome applications from those with a passion for working with children with SEN. However, experience of working with children is not essential as full training and induction will be provided.

We have a range of Teaching Assistant roles available, including within our Early Years provision with our youngest pupils and within out Post 16 setting where there is a big focus on vocational opportunities. Individuals who are able to drive, using our school vehicles, would be valuable but not essential.

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

Interested applicants may contact the school and ask for Rowena Schofield, Assistant Principal, for further information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and, as such, it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken and written aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please download the application form below and, once completed, return to anorris@orchard-manor.org.
Please ensure you complete the Orchard Manor School application form which accompanies this advert. Applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview.
Particular attention should be made to career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria.
Please apply by 5pm on the closing date.
We will be holding interviews on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy early. Please apply as soon as possible.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX7 9SF

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    Group 2 £19,750 per annum pro rata (£14,281.39 per annum actual salary)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    30.83 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required