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Position:Teaching Assistant
Contract type:Permanent
School:Small independant SEMH school
Area: Near Lewes, East Sussex
Salary: £18,530 - £19,500
Closing date: 01 | 01 | 2024

Sussex Teachers are working with an independent specialist school providing high-quality, therapeutic and child-centred education to pupils from 10 to 19 years of age in Lewes, to find a Teaching Assistant (TA) to start permanently in January 2024.

This school has children who come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). Many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. The work they do is both varied and challenging and, as a trauma and attachment-informed organisation, all staff are provided with extensive therapeutic training and support. The school has two sites, on the outskirts of Lewes and Newhaven, and you will need to travel between the two sites, so your own transport is necessary.

Job Description:                                                 

We are looking for a TA to work permanently starting January 2024. There is also the opportunity to start on a temporary basis before Christmas. You will be working with children who require lots of attention, ‘just the right sort’ of communication, consistency and flexibility in equal measure, and a non-judgmental approach. You will be resilient, persistent and solution-focused to meet the needs of the children you are supporting.


  • Support teaching and learning.
  • Work with children 1:1 or delivering sessions with small groups of students.
  • Manage classroom resources.
  • Take children on educational trips and visits.
  • Have lunch with children who struggle socially.
  • Have a good basic understanding of English and Maths.
  • Keep children safe when they are experiencing heightened behaviours with strong behaviour management skills and excellent communication.
  • Create, play and teach games to pupils to develop their social skills or further learning.
  • Create amazing displays which support teaching and create an exceptional learning environment.
  • Celebrate success.
  • Participate in therapeutic training sessions or reflect on difficult periods.


  • Recent experience supporting learners with ASC, SEND and SEMH difficulties.
  • Available for full-time work (30 hours per week) Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3.15 pm.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, resilience and adaptability when faced with a variety of different situations.
  • Effective communicators: able to foster excellent relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Well organised with the ability to work proactively with students using your initiative.
  • Patient, kind and caring with a good sense of humour and a positive, nurturing outlook.



  • Staff laptop and mobile phone.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Extensive training and professional qualification opportunities.
  • Small class sizes.
  • The chance to be part of an expanding, national organisation that recognises skill, effort and potential and grows its own leadership teams.
  • Enhanced occupational sickness scheme.
  • Flexible pension.
  • Regular therapeutic and supportive supervision.
  • Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services, salary sacrifice schemes, high street vouchers, money off eating-out and takeaways.

How To Apply:

If you are a supportive TA and are looking for a rewarding position, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV or application form to mike@sussexteachers.co.uk or call us on 01273 626800 to hear more.

Sussex Teachers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees and candidates are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Sussex Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of our employees to share in this commitment. Our vetting process follows the DfE's Safer Recruitment and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines, and these requirements will be discussed with you prior to registration. 

This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.


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For more information please contact Mike at 01273 626800 or mike@sussexteachers.co.uk