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Teaching Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Rivermead Inclusive Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F80-11-S
  • Posted:14/09/2023
  • Pay:£21,189
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 9th october

Schools this job is for


The Marlborough is part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust and due to a recent expansion we are seeking to recruit Teaching Assistants to work as part of our vibrant and specialised team. We are a specialist primary provision for 80 children with complex needs on the autistic spectrum.  We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, creative and inspirational staff to join our team.

As part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust staff can expect:

  • A positive working environment
  • Prioritised staff wellbeing
  • CPD opportunities to develop professionally in specialist areas
  • National terms and conditions
  • Rigorous safeguarding training
  • Supportive colleagues

 As a Trust we recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically.

 Are you…

  • Someone with a passion for working with children with complex needs?
  • Hard working?
  • Dedicated?
  • Resilient?
  • A good team player?
  • Able to be pro-active and use initiative?
  • Patient and able to be flexible in your working?


  • All candidates must have Level 2 qualifications (i.e. GCSE grade C and above or equivalent) in English and Maths.
  • Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at The Marlborough, continuity and consistency of support is vitally important. Therefore, candidates will need to commit to full working hours of the post.
  • A willingness to provide personal care and hygiene for children as required.


  • Additional relevant qualifications in SEN or child development would be desirable but not essential as training will be given.
  • Experience of childcare/school settings
  • Experience of Autism/SEN

Information about the federation

The Academy of Woodlands, as part of The Rivermead Inclusive Trust and really is a special place to be! We are a big school with a small school ethos. We value the importance of building relationships with everybody within our community and strive to provide opportunities for all. Our children are at the centre of everything we do and play an active role in shaping the school for the future.

“Pupils at Woodlands Primary School feel safe, valued, and well cared for. They told me that, ‘This school is like a big family, where everyone gets on well with each other.’ This is because all leaders put pupils at the heart of every decision that they make".

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Office
  • Address:Long Catlis Road,
    ME8 9TX
  • Telephone: 01634 961080
  • Email: dstammers@r-i-t.org


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.