Teaching Assistant

Pay Range: Grade B (£11,981 - £13,520 pro-rata)
Start Date: September 2021
Contract Type: Part-time (25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year)
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/06/2021

Position: Teaching Assistant

We are looking for supportive Teaching Assistants to join our SEND department at the brand new Orsett Heath Academy. The core purpose of the role is to assist in the support and development of students throughout the Academy.  This is a great opportunity to help pupils gain the academic skills, social skills and knowledge for successful futures. Here, you can benefit from a wealth of experience, training opportunities and a supportive, collaborative spirit.

What we are looking for:

  • An engaging person with the ability to interest, encourage and motivate children when supporting their learning and development
  • An excellent team worker, who can work closely with class teachers and support them with their planning, preparation and assessment activities
  • A person with the ability to support individual pupils, groups or whole classes to help them make excellent progress



This is an exciting time to join SWECET; in 2020, the Trust grew to 6 schools with the opening of the new Orsett Heath Academy which will eventually accommodate 1200 pupils. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • Competitive salaries with a defined benefit pension scheme
  • Personalised CPD plan supporting your professional development and career progression in an expanding Trust.
  • A health and wellbeing package
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school
  • Two week October half term


If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to discuss the school and the role with the Headteacher or arrange a visit, please email recruitment@swecet.org.


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.


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