Outreach Teaching Assistant

Job summary

SalaryNJC 6 (Actual Term Time Salary Approx £8374 pa)
LocationWest Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC)
AddressWSAPC Burgess Hill, Cuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE
Telephone No01444 232771
Required FromASAP
ContractPermanent, Part-time, Term-time
18 hours per week

Job advertisement

Closing Date: 11.02.20
Interview Date: 25.02.20


West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC) is an educational establishment based across the county on Seven separate sites. We provide education to young people who are not accessing mainstream education. We aim to provide a caring and positive environment where all are valued and supported through a personalised curriculum which challenges and inspires individuals to achieve their potential.

The College is rated as ‘Good’ following a recent Ofsted visit in March 2018 and our focus now, is to move from Good to Outstanding.

What we are looking for:

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who is able to work independently, with an interest in working with young people and would like the opportunity to join a successful team, then we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking to appoint an Outreach Teaching Assistant to provide keyworker support for Secondary aged children identified as at risk of permanent exclusion in mainstream schools.

You will work as part of the WSAPC Inclusion Team to provide support to children and staff in mainstream schools to develop skills and strategies in order to avoid permanent exclusions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a role that is diverse and rewarding and to work in a team where initiative and creativity are at the forefront of solution focused practice.

The role covers mainstream schools in the north of the County, predominately in Crawley and East Grinstead.

The Inclusion office base is Burgess Hill.

You must hold a full, clean driving licence and have access to your own transport.

All successful candidates will:

• Be excellent practitioners with high expectations of all pupils
• Be passionate about child-centred learning
• Have excellent organisational and communication skills and enjoy working in a team
• Preferably have experience of working in two or more key stages
• Be able to make a positive contribution to the ethos of our school
• Have a firm commitment to inclusion and equal opportunities for all

You will have:

• Maths and English GCSE or Equivalent Grade C or above
• A good standard of education across a range of subjects
• Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to NVQ Level 2 in English & Maths
• Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
• Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation

We can offer:

• Invaluable experience of working in an Alternative Provision setting
• Opportunity to work in a rewarding and vibrant team environment
• Full support and ongoing training
• Opportunities to progress and work interdepartmentally
• Inclusion in our School Wellbeing strategy
• Term Time only contract
• LGPS Pension

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the College, which are warmly welcomed and highly recommended, please contact Helen Ellis on 07506 548155 or email to to arrange an appointment.
Details of this role, including a job description, and an application pack can be downloaded from the school website at or from the links in this advert.

WSAPC is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications for all vacancies from appropriately qualified persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Posted Date:24 January 2020
Closing Date:11 February 2020
Interview Date:25/02/2020

Further information

Application Form - Support Staff (4) (1).doc
G6 - Teaching Assistant.pdf

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