SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Grace Garden School

Contract Type: Permanent Term Time

Closing Date: 21 June 2024

Salary: Actual £22,274.17 per annum

Specific Hours: 40 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

SEN Teaching Assistant

Based in Bristol

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SEN Teaching Assistant

Actual £22,274.17 per annum/ FTE salary £25,386.72 (inclusive of market supplement)

40 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum

Grace Garden School is an exciting and innovative provision which offers full time education to children who have significant/complex social, emotional or educational difficulties.At Grace Garden School, our students learn through an outdoor, land and craft-based curriculum, which includes practical skills; textiles, green woodwork, pottery and cooking with a significant period of time involved in growing biodynamic produce in the school gardens and looking after the farm animals.

The key duties of this role will be:

  • To provide one to one support to learners with learning difficulties and/ or learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
  • To help students adjust to their new settings, recognise signs of distress and offer reassurance, and to promote and encourage the acceptance and inclusion of all pupils.
  • To supervise and support students to ensure their safety and access to learning and facilitate students’ physical, emotional and educational development.


You must have:

  • Experience of working with children in an educational setting.
  • Experience working with autism and attachment needs.
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy skills. (e.g. GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent).
  • A desire to learn and a passion for working with children with additional needs.
  • A patient, caring, compassionate and child-centred approach.
  • Excellent observation skills and the ability to problem solve and think creatively to enable our students to reimagine their potential.
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience with the ability to react calmly in challenging situations.
  • An interest in / or skills in working in the outdoor environment.


Working at Grace Garden School is rewarding and in return, we offer competitive salaries with progression in pay once qualified. In addition, staff receive:

  • A comprehensive induction, an excellent personal development plan and extensive training to include Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), CPI (Safety Intervention) training and more
  • A beautiful location
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free employee assistance programme with BHSF


A completed application is required for consideration of this role, please visit


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure.

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