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Job Reference
UTC South Durham
Closing Date
30 June 2021
Teaching Assistant Level 2 pay scale: Scale 3, £19,312 pro rata
Hours Per Week
Full time: 8.15 am – 4.35pm Monday Tuesday and Thursday 8.15 am – 2.40pm Wednesday and Friday

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Level 2 Teaching Assistant who has experience of working with children with special education needs, in particular ASD and SEMH. This person will report to the Director of Inclusion and will have an understanding of Autism and anxiety and the challenges that this brings for young people.

You will ideally hold a Level 2 teaching assistant qualification or higher. You will have experience of working with and supporting young people in an educational setting and will preferably have experience of providing support for SEN students and be confident in meeting their needs. You will have an understanding of the National Curriculum and an interest in the STEM subjects. Most importantly you will have a passion for working with young people with additional needs and be a positive and enthusiastic team player.


The Teaching Assistant role is responsible for working 1 to 1 with a student who has Autism and SEMH difficulties. You will be responsible for supporting them throughout their school day as well, acting as a mentor and coach. This will include meeting the student briefly before school to ensure readiness for the day ahead and, similarly, after school to review the day. You will help the student to progress socially and academically by working closely with a supportive SEND team, as well as other school staff. You will be expected to feedback to both the class teachers and SENCO about the child's progress and general wellbeing.

It is a role that requires a clear understanding of the UTC’s ethos and values which includes our Student Leaver Profile. The Student Leaver Profile encompasses three elements which include knowledge, experience and core skills and all UTC staff are expected to contribute in developing these with our students.


This role involves effectively working with all stakeholders and embracing the unique qualities of the UTC as a progressive learning environment. It is a role that requires an individual that demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and a range of practical and people skills. All of the above is aligned with the Student Leaver Profile.


Pattern of work during term time:

8.15 am – 4.35pm Monday Tuesday and Thursday

8.15 am – 2.40pm Wednesday and Friday 


Deadline for applications is 12:00pm (midday) 30th June 2021

Interviews to take place week commencing  5th July 2021

To arrange an informal discussion, please email:  Jak Heslop, Director of Inclusion

Further information and application form downloadable from:

No agencies please.