Job Title:         Teaching Assistant

Location:         Jubilee School, Waterlooville

Hours:             8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Salary:             £14,000 - £16,948 per annum

Contract:         Permanent, term-time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing school that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team at Jubilee School. Someone who can support pupils with challenging behaviour whilst also moving them forwards in their learning would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Jubilee School is a co-educational day school, which helps educate and support children aged between 8 – 16 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges and additional complex behaviours. In addition to taking day students from the local area, Jubilee School is linked with four residential homes and is located in Waterlooville, just outside of Portsmouth.

.About the Role

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working as a Teaching Assistant within a school environment helping to support children with their learning. They will also have experience of dealing with children with challenging behaviours preferably having worked in an SEMH environment before.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an exemplary classroom support practitioner who has high expectations of self and others and is passionate about encouraging all pupils to achieve success. We want someone with excellent behaviour management skills, who has an enthusiastic and nurturing approach and has high expectations of learning. You will have successful experience of working with children with challenging behaviour either as a result of ASD or SEMH needs.  Ideally you would be able to contribute to the wider curriculum of the school through sports, arts, music, drama, and other enrichment activities. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in a welcoming environment.

Key Qualities

The post holder will:

  • Have the belief that they can make positive changes;
  • Be a resilient, responsible, friendly and organised person who has a passion for caring and providing an excellent environment to promote the children’s own learning and development;
  • Have the ability to work successfully with young people with challenging behaviour;
  • Have a deeply held conviction that every child can achieve and reach their potential; and,
  • Be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children.
  • Have a grade C or above in their English and Maths GCSE’s or equivilant

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.

We provide education and care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK an holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • 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 children and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Applications are invited online though the Acorn Education and Care website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact 01204 558055 or email

Visits (real or virtual) to the school prior to application are strongly encouraged. For further information please contact Kate Kendall – Office Manager on 023 9225 0963

Acorn Education and Care 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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