Job Reference
UTC South Durham
Closing Date
04 October 2023
Teaching Assistant Level 2 pay scale: SCP 4-6, £ 21,189 to £21,968
Hours Per Week
Pro rata term time only and 34.75 hours

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Level 2 Teaching Assistant, ideally with experience of working with children with special education needs, in particular ASC and SEMH. This person will report to the SENCo 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 entails working 1 to 1 with students who have SEND needs, both in an intervention capacity and supporting them in class.  You will be responsible for supporting the identified student throughout their school day and 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, SENCO and parents / carers 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.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit an electronic UTC South Durham application form Part 1 and Part 2 which is downloadable from Applications should be returned to by the closing date.

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 4th October 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 9 th October 2023

To arrange an informal discussion, please email: Further information and application form is downloadable from:

No agencies please.