2 x Key Stage 1-2 Teaching Assistants

The Linden Mini School, King Street, Dawley, Telford TF4 2AA
£14,077 - £14,359
13 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

The Linden Centre Mini School

(Specialist SEND Resource Base in King Street, Dawley)

2 x Key Stage 1-2 Teaching Assistants

£14,077 - £14,359 per annum

Fixed Term (1 Year)

Scale 3

32.5 hours per week, term time only plus one week

Due to great success and expansion, The Linden Centre Mini School is seeking two Teaching Assistants who are enthusiastic, passionate, nurturing to join their team of specialist staff in the Autumn Term until September 2020.  The Linden Mini School supports children in Years 1-6 with EHCPs who are presenting challenging behaviours and learning needs which are preventing them from settling effectively to learning in mainstream school. The Linden Mini School is part of The Linden Centre and is a specialist SEND Resources Base with two classrooms and eight children and has an Ofsted Report 2018 - Good with Outstanding for Behaviour, Personal Development and Welfare.  We encourage you to visit The Linden Mini School before applying.

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The successful candidate will be dedicated to improving outcomes for these children and to supporting families and other professionals. The person will provide support for the Teacher/HLTA’s  programmes of learning, assessment and nurture to support children and young people. These programmes will include supporting learning in the core subjects as well as supporting both the learning and social/emotional needs of the learners and delivering interventions and therapeutic 1:1 opportunities. Experience in recently working within educational settings is essential and experience in managing challenging behaviour is preferred, although it is not essential.

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

  • Strong moral purpose for understanding the importance of equality and inclusion of vulnerable children with complex needs.
  • High level of inter-personal skills and the ability to work constructively as part of a team using mindful practice.
  • Establish productive and positive working relationships with vulnerable children with complex needs and adults.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • Understanding of child protection/safeguarding issues.
  • A working knowledge of policies and practice relating to vulnerable children with complex needs.
  • A confident, compassionate and nurturing approach to working with vulnerable children with complex needs.
  • Resilient and the ability to cope with the emotional demands of working with vulnerable children with complex needs.
  • Highly organised and the ability to maintain written records of initial assessments and other relevant records.
  • Self-directed and well organised with the ability to effectively manage time and workload to meet deadlines and use own initiative.
  • Evidence of commitment to continued professional and personal development.
  • Good timekeeper, reliable and punctual.
  • Excellent ICT skills.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.


We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.


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