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Teaching Assistant




Sketchley School, Manor Way, Sketchley, Burbage, LE10 3HT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.26 per hour (£15,908.68 per annum)


37.5 hrs per week - term time only

Job Advert Role Description


We are seeking dedicated and inspiring individuals to join our team as a Teaching Assistant. 

To join us as a Teaching Assistant, you will have the ability to support student’s academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting wider behavioural and emotional needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum
  • Be highly organised, adaptable and enthusiastic.

The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence as part of your role may include working off site with students engaging in curriculum activities, using school vehicles. 

At Progression House, you will be required to have access to your own vehicle, in order to transport the student you are working with to their college placement.  In this instance business insurance and evidence of vehicle upkeep will be necessary.

In return, you will join a supportive and experienced team, and have every opportunity to develop the role.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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.

Our Sketchley School sites provide specialist education for young people aged 8-19 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

Our youngest students are based at Sketchley Hall, located in Burbage, then transfer onto Forest House, Narborough to access GCSEs and work experience. This is followed by a move to our Post 16 site, Progression House in Hinckley, where students have the opportunity to begin college courses or work placements with full support from our staff.

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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