Teaching Assistant Level 1-3

Posted 18 May by The Aurora Group

Teaching Assistant Level 1-3
Caterham Education Centre, Caterham, Surrey.
Salary: £9.30 - £10.50 per hour (£16,401.48 to £18,517.80 per annum) based on experience.
Hours: Full time - 40 hrs per week, Mon - Fri. Term time - 39 weeks
Closing Date: Ongoing

Caterham Education Centre (CEC) is a specialist SEN school for children with complex communication and social difficulties. We provide flexible day placements for students aged 11 to 19 years whose difficulties are typically associated with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other associated issues that impact their emotional health and wellbeing which creates barriers to learning.

The Role:
The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the students with their learning and care whilst in school and other settings. As well as developing and delivering personalised learning, you will work with colleagues to support pupils with their daily routines, transitions, and positive behaviour management. A tailored approach to the individual ensures that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.  The Teaching Assistant will need to support the Class Teacher with the day to day running of the class.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help shape and develop our provision to achieve this. 

Key roles and Responsibilities

  • To establish a warm, caring, and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging, and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.


  • Level 1- 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience of working in a special school environment is desirable.
  • Level 2 (GCSE) in Maths and English


  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid holiday
  • Training and Development

You will have a chance to work with a supportive team whose common goal is to empower and support our young people wherever is required.  enq

For more information on this position, please contact  

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.  

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

Reference: 40401887

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