Teaching Assistant

Location:          Oak Tree School, Truro, Cornwall.

Salary:              Up to £17,292.19 per year

Hours:              42.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 4.30pm

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only


We’re looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our growing Oak Tree School team. Someone who is organised and self-motivated would be perfect for this role.

Oak Tree School is a specialist provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 65 children and young people aged 7 to 16 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These children and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our growing staff team. Our aim as a school is to provide the BEST education for every child, through high quality teaching and learning activities and building quality relationships with our children and their families.

This role is for a teaching assistant, who has experience of working with students either the primary or secondary sector. We would welcome applications from professionals across the board.


Who we are looking for?

Applicants would benefit from previous experience of working with children with Social Emotional and Mental Health, within an educational setting, but this is not essential, as relevant training would be given to suitable candidates.


Essential Criteria:

  • Good level of numeracy
  • Good communication skills
  • A commitment to the safeguarding welfare of all children


Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Laura Hearl on 01872 264221 or email laura.hearl@oaktreeschoolcornwall.co.uk

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for

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