Teaching Assistant

Job summary

SalaryG4 £23,500 (£14,227 Actual)
LocationWest Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC)
AddressCuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE
Telephone No01444 231234
Required FromASAP
ContractPermanent, Part-time, Term-time
26 hours per week

Job advertisement

West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC) is an educational establishment based across the county on seven separate sites, providing education for pupils whom are permanently excluded, at risk of exclusion or too ill to attend school. Our ethos is to provide FOCUS (Future, Opportunities:, Curriculum, Us, School) for our pupils to re-engage them in their learning and support re-integration to mainstream provision.

What we are looking for:

Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the classroom. We are seeking an individual who can support our teachers and motivate and encourage our pupils.

Do you want to work with young people?
Can you make a difference to pupils who need extra help and support with their learning?
Do you want to join a friendly and committed team to working with young people who may present with challenging behaviours.
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, commitment and a positive approach and attitude.

About You:

• 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 with young people
• Be able to make a positive contribution to the ethos of our school
• Have a firm commitment to inclusion and equal opportunities for all

Criteria for role:

Maths and English GCSE Grade C/4 or above (O’Level also accepted) (Essential)
A good standard of education across a range of subjects
Excellent numeracy/literacy skills
Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation

The package 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
Employee Assistance Programme
Term Time only contract
LGPS Pension

If you are interested in this vacancy and 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.

Completed application forms should be sent to

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, social media check 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.

The closing date is a guide only. We intend to review applications as they are received and call those shortlisted for immediate interview. An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process.
Posted Date:28 February 2024
Closing Date:15 March 2024
Interview Date:TBC

Further information

Application Form - Non Teaching .doc
G4 - Teaching Assistant.pdf

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