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SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 - Heatherlands Primary School

Job Introduction

SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2

Heatherlands Primary School

30 hours, term-time (39 weeks, working inset days)

8.45am - 3.15pm (including 2.5 hrs Midday Supervisor)

Salary: Grade 3, SCP 4-6 (£23,114 - £23,893 FTE per annum)

Actual Salary: £16,048 - £17,038 (pay award pending)

Starting September, Fixed Term until August 2025, initially


Enjoying Learning Together….


Heatherlands Primary School is a full, popular & successful school rated ‘good’ at last inspection.  With a broad and varied curriculum, active community engagement and forest school provision this school really does focus on providing a wide range of opportunities to its children so that they are confident, compassionate, respectful and resilient – and well prepared for their future education and lives.


Heatherlands Primary School is one of the largest schools within the Coastal Learning Partnership, a vibrant, collaborative Trust of twenty schools working together around shared goals, values and aspirations.


We are looking to appoint a Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistant to support pupils with additional learning needs across the school, in particular working with children who have ASD. Ideally, the successful candidate would have the following:

  • Previous experience as a school based TA
  • Experience working with children in Infant/Primary settings
  • Experience with supporting SEND children
  • Strategies to support independent learning 

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience, skills, enthusiasm and commitment.


For more information about the role please contact Deputy Headteacher, Kate Lloyd-Christie on 01202 743918, or visit our school website


Applicants: Please send a completed application form to:   


Closing Date:     Midnight, Sunday 14th July 2024


Interviews:        Thursday 18th July 2024 (afternoon)


To comply with our statutory safer recruitment practices and obligations, we are unable to shortlist incomplete applications. Please ensure you include a full employment and education history, details of two referees and explain any gaps in employment. CVs will not be accepted.

 Coastal Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they meet the essential elements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, and Enhanced DBS check, Child Barred List check and satisfactory references. CLP will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern. Applicants are advised that it is an offense to apply for the role if they are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


CLP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the person specification will receive equal consideration for employment.  We value the fact that our schools are very different, as are our colleagues within them.   Our culture is one in which colleagues serve and inspire each other in the spirit of professional generosity; colleagues are empowered to be themselves and to be their best.  At CLP, everyone is welcome and encouraged to achieve and be heard.


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