Teaching Assistant

Orb Recruitment Ltd have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our client - an industry leading, award-winning Post 16 provision, specialising in business, enterprise, and employability. Their main focus is learners aged 16-25, leaving mainstream education, with an EHCP, Autism diagnosis and/or a Special Educational Needs.


Teaching Assistants under the guidance of the teachers, will support our client and its wider team to deliver on its vision to provide challenging, relevant and innovative learning experiences for students, which support individual progression and preparation for adulthood and employment.

You will assist and provide guidance to learners within a classroom setting, outdoor environments, project-based learning and employer relevant environments.

The Role

For qualified teachers you will be expected to meet the Teacher Standards Part 1 and 2.

Non-qualified teachers should be working towards these teacher expectations and be expected to work towards meeting those standards in all areas of your work.

  • To support teachers and other staff in delivering sessions in order to enhance and promote student progress and achievement by creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with session plans.
  • To meet weekly, and as and when necessary, with teachers in order to plan and review the session delivery and respond to students’ needs.
  • To attend and take part in weekly meetings as specified and participate fully and positively in the wider life and ethos of the college
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of students by creating safe and inclusive environments fostering respect and acceptance of others.
  • To contribute to the development of students to enable them to reach their fullest potential by promoting the development of a skills based curriculum
  • To create opportunities to improve social skills, interactions and behaviour by developing behaviour management strategies under an agreed system of supervision.
  • To work with identified students in a focused and inclusive way implementing the recommended support strategies and interventions specified in the EHCP and support plans.
  • Responding to individual needs, to ensure their access and engagement with learning, suggesting and adjusting work plans as appropriate.
  • Act as a key person, safe person or learning mentor for specific students in a small group or 1:1 capacity with the remit of developing confidence, self esteem and coping strategies.
  • To be a positive role model for students and encourage students to help develop a sense of identity, self-worth, and independence.
  • Supervise students on visits, trips and out of college learning activities as required ensuring risk assessments and all H&S requirements are adhered to.
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions as directed.
  • Challenge appropriately and sensitively to ensure high expectations, high aspirations and a ‘no excuses’ culture is consistently applied.
  • To work within and promote the policies and procedures of Harrison College Ltd including the safeguarding policy.
  • To maintain confidentiality regarding students, staff, and College as a whole, reporting immediately any concerns to the appropriate channels and using the CPOM’s reporting system.
  • Understand the SEND Code of Practice and relevant KCSIE policies in order to keep learners safe and operate within the expectations and professional boundaries of a responsible adult.
  • Contribute regularly and as required to relevant tracking and completion of student documentation, SEN reviews and progress updates using College systems and procedures.
  • Any other duties as required by the Principal or senior leadership team.

Additional Requirements

It is an expectation that all staff take responsibility for their own independent CPD, and undertake regular role-specific training, updates and competencies.

All staff are required to uphold and comply with Safeguarding policies.

The teaching assistant may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.


This position pays a salary ranging from £25,000 to £28,000, depending entirely on experience and qualifications.

To be considered for this role, please ensure that you apply with an up-to-date CV and have copies of all qualifications relevant to the role.

For more information, please call 01302244486


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

Key Information

Salary:£ 25,000 pa

Location: Doncaster

Posted on: 10.06.24

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