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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


£9.26 per hour


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join our specialist school in Narborough, Leicestershire. 

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.

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

Your Benefits

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service

Forest House School provides specialist education for 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.  

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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