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Teaching Assistant




Forest House School, Forest Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 3EQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.12 per hour


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Forest House School are looking for a committed Teaching Assistant to join their education support team.

The following skills are essential for this role;

  • A good knowledge of autism with experience of working within an SEN setting, ideally with a similar age group, on the autistic spectrum.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with our young people in an engaging way in order to maximise their learning.
  • Highly organised and adaptable, with an enthusiastic and positive approach.
  • The desire to learn new skills and develop your role to build on your own strengths.

A full, clean driving licence is also essential, as part of your role will involve transporting students on educational visits in the community.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Forest House School provides specialist education for up to 22 young people aged 14-16 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

Our environment is a safe, nurturing and positive experience for our young people and our skilled team have a deep understanding of the challenges they face.  As part of this team, you will support our student’s academic learning in an autism friendly way, and also support wider behavioural and emotional needs.  

If you share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all, we look forward to receiving your application.

Priory Education Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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