Job Ref No. ECC7032-59S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band A 3-5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/09/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 5th October  

Job Description

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Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: New Thurrock Local Government Scale, Band A point 3 - 5

25 hrs per week - 45.8 wks per year (1 extra paid week after 5 years of service)

Required as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with a class teacher to support pupils' learning.

Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs whilst not essential, is preferable.

Treetops School is a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay. We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020.

The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

We are looking for candidates who:

Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN
Have excellent interpersonal skills
Are versatile and able to support our teachers in delivering a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.
Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment
Motivated children who are willing to learn
Well equipped and resourced classrooms
Continued professional development

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged but due to Coronavirus will take place after the school day. This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

An application form can be downloaded from our website and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

Information about the School

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Jon Brewer
Treetops School
Buxton Road, Grays
Essex, RM16 2WU
Telephone: 01375 372723

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