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Teaching Assistant




Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£15,569.47 per annum


37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 39 weeks per year)

Job Advert Role Description


We are looking for a candidate that is a versatile, resilient and committed Teaching Assistant, who can adapt their practice wherever necessary to support across all key stages.

The candidate will ideally have significant experience in working with young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition and trauma related conditions. They will contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the teaching and learning experiences, which enhance the learning and development of young people.

Your day to day duties would involve:

  • Working with the class teacher, assisting the children with their work and supporting with pupil behaviour
  • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and responding to individual needs
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities
  • Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources

Devon Childrens Services is made up of two schools, Quay View School (Bere Alston)  and Tor View School (Tavistock) and four children's homes based in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton. We specialise in care and education of children and young people aged 7-19 with autism, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and SEMH. 

The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Key Skills Required:

  • Experience of working with young people with ASC and social/emotional difficulties.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt the support required to meet the needs of individual students to positively impact on progress in learning
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written including good ICT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.

A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience would be an advantage due to the location of the school.

We can offer you:

  • Priory Career Pathways - Please see the link below
  • Competitive salary with opportunities to develop your career
  • High street discounts
  • Define Contribution Pension Scheme and various salary sacrifice benefits
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Division DBS info


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 may be requested prior to interview for 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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