Independent School (SEN) Teaching Assistant

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Town/City: Peterborough
Salary Details: £17,325 per annum
Vacancy Type: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 38.5
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am until 4pm, Wednesday 8:30-5pm

  • Are you passionate about supporting classes of up to 7 pupils in a person-centred curriculum? Have you thought about starting a career within an Independent Specialist School in a close, supportive team?

The Beeches’ vision is to provide support and care for children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours, promoting independence, choice and valuing individual uniqueness, diversity and achieving outcomes that matters most to the children and young people we care for.

We are looking for an engaging and positive Independent School Specialist Teaching Assistant to join our Independent Specialist School in Peterborough where we support young people aged between 9 – 19 years with a range of disabilities and primarily a diagnosis of autism, with a particular specialism in developing communication and social skills through a therapeutically informed approach.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive.

What you will need to succeed

  • Teaching Assistant Qualification is desirable.
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills (Functional Skills Level 2 or above or equivalent)
  • An understanding of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
  • You must have a full clean UK driving licence.

What does an Independent Specialist School Teacher do?

  • You will be required to work within small groups and at times on a 1:1 basis with pupils who require additional support, under the teacher’s guidance.
  • You will need to have a proactive approach and use your initiative in situations including managing behaviour, with the class teacher offering you constant support.
  • Take responsibility for the safeguarding of the young people in your care.
  • Support the school team to provide a stimulating, safe, and nurturing environment for pupils to learn.
  • Use an enthusiastic and flexible approach to working and building positive relationships with pupils and staff.


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to young people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and benefits as one of our employees, in addition to the following:

  • Paid leave for school holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • SAGE Employee Benefits
  • Free access around the clock employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Regular CPD training
  • Free car parking
  • Career development opportunities
  • Fully funded enhanced DBS
  • Fast tracking through HR

*T&C’s apply based on contract

To apply for this role, please send your CV to or complete an application form below.

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks.

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