SEN Teaching Assistant - St Christopher's School

Essential Criteria: N/A

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week) or Part Time (20 hours per week)

Salary: £8.59 - £9.67 per hour (£15,537 - £17,490 per annum actual) linked to competency and qualifications.

SEN Teaching Assistant - St Christopher's School

SEN Teaching Assistant - St Christopher's School

Location: Westbury Park, Bristol

Salary: £8.59 - £9.67 per hour (£15,537 - £17,490 per annum actual) linked to competency and qualifications.

Hours:  40 hours per week. 40 weeks per year Term time only. We can also look at part time 20 hours a week.

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. Established in 2015, we set out to create outstanding services across the country and have invested significantly to achieve this.  Aurora offers an exciting career opportunity to enthusiastic and committed people wanting to play a part in our rapidly developing company.

We are currently looking for Teaching Assistant to join Aurora St Christopher’s in Bristol, working term time only (42 weeks per year).

Aurora St Christopher’s supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex communication difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum and with physical and sensory needs.

We have one aim; to empower children and young people to develop and grow in their own unique and inspiring way.

The site in Bristol has recently undergone a multimillion-pound redevelopment which has completely modernised the living and learning environment at St Christopher’s. Located in 6 acres of grounds overlooking Westbury Park, our school provides a wonderful working environment, supportive and friendly teams and training – all of which offers a fantastic and rewarding career opportunity for those wanting to make a real difference to others.

Our passionate and committed team are looking for like-minded people to join them.  If you’re someone who believes in giving children and young people with disabilities the best opportunities to succeed in life, we’d like to hear from you.

The Role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and care whilst in school and other settings. To manage behaviour and tailor approach to the individual child and to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. On occasion the Teaching Assistant will need to support the Class Teacher with the day to day running of the class in the absence of the HTLA.  There is a requirement to complete 10 days (80 hours) work during the holiday period supporting children in the residential units and leisure activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • On occasion to support the Class Teacher in the absence of the HLTA in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.

To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being through a Waking Day Curriculum.


  • Level 3 Diploma or equivalent (desirable)
  • SSTLS 01 (desirable)

Requirements of the role:

  • Eligibility to work within the UK
  • Undergo an enhanced DBS with barred list checks


Be part of our successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid holiday
  • Training and Development


For more information or to request a job description please call Aurora St. Christopher’s on 01179733301 or email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

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