Teaching Assistant-Primary

Job summary

LocationWest Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC)
Address Cuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE
Telephone No01444 232771
Required FromASAP
ContractPermanent, Part-time, Term-time
16 hours per week

Job advertisement

Closing Date: Tuesday 7 July at 11am
Interview Date: TBC


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’re looking for

We would like to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible person to join a supportive team to fill this post which contributes to our provision of the highest quality of inclusion. We are looking to recruit a class teaching assistant who can provide support for our young people, you will work with pupils experiencing a variety of learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties, focusing primarily on supporting pupils to achieve their personal best.

If you can work effectively as part of a team, have the ability to understand and use a variety of teaching and learning strategies for groups and individual students, are able to prepare teaching and learning materials as required, and can work with groups of children to support their learning, under the direction of the class teacher, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

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
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
• 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 have any questions, please email in the first instance.

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. All completed application forms should be sent to

Please note that the term time salary at G6 9SCP is £7443 per annum

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including references and Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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:22 June 2020
Closing Date:7 July 2020
Interview Date:TBC

Further information

Application Form - Non Teaching 06.2020.doc
G6 - Teaching Assistant Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

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