SEN Teaching Assistant in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The Aurora Group

SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Wolverhampton

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Start date: September 2023

Hours: 40 hours per week, Term Time only

Salary: £11 p/hr – £12 p/hr depending on experience

Closing date: 24th April 2023

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. It is an exciting time to be part of Aurora, and this is a unique career opportunity to be instrumental in the opening of a new school and to make your mark on our growing services. Aurora Cedars School in Wolverhampton will offer a bespoke education provision for up to 80 pupils aged 5-19 who have ASC/SEMH needs. The curriculum is creative and personalised for the pupils to ensure that we provide them with the best opportunities to succeed.

The building has been being redeveloped, and work has been done to design the look and feel of the school to ensure it fulfils its potential of being an amazing learning environment with facilities to allow students to access a varied curriculum in a calm and nurturing environment with a team that strives to give every student the confidence and opportunities to achieve. The Headteacher is looking for fun, passionate, dedicated, and driven staff to help support her vision for the pupils and the school environment. She is committed to offering a truly unique workplace environment, embedded with a supportive culture, positive ethos, strong teamwork, and personal drive, with further career opportunities as both the school and Aurora, as a company, grows.

We are currently looking for 3 Teaching Assistants to join us in September 2023.

The Role / Key duties:

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.

Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management, adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils while maintaining high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Skills and Qualifications:

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting  

  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car desirable

  • GCSE Maths and English Level 3 or above qualification is essential. 

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable   

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures. 

  • Ability to adapt

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual 

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box – discounts on hundreds of high street retailers and restaurants

  • Free parking

For more information on this position please contact Karen in the recruitment team at [email protected]

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

Job ID: 2023-3773

External Company URL:

Post End Date: 24/04/2023

Work from home: No

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