Teaching Assistant

  • Shakespeare Rd, Basingstoke, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: MAT School
  • Pay scale: Zone 3 Grade C
  • Department: The Austen Academy
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Term time only – full time – permanent

Company Description

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Austen Academy is a Special Free school which will offer full time education and therapeutic support to 125 children aged 5 to 16 years old with autism / Social communication needs. Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision.  

The Austen Academy is a member of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust (MAT).

Job Description

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to work in our purpose built Special Free School supporting students who have a diagnosis of Autism and SCN, in small groups. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, sense of humour patience and resilience. You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding.

 You will work with individuals and groups of students, assisting in ensuring students are kept on task and complete activities set by the teacher.

 You will deal with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher., supporting the young people to manage their own emotional regulation.

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Level 2 Maths and English 

Knowledge or experience of working with someone with Special Educational needs 

Additional Information

Contract Type - Term time only - 39 weeks per year, 37 hours per week.

Salary - £17,945.00 per annum full time equivalent 

The Austen Academy is a member of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust (MAT).

The MAT was established in 2013 in line with Catch22’s strategic plan to sponsor and open a national family of academies to sit alongside Catch22 Education independent schools.   

Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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