Teaching Assistants - Level 1 & 2 (Chaffinch Brook School)

Post responsible to: Class Teacher, Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, Trust Executive Team

School: Chaffinch Brook Lower School (ASD, Challenging behaviour) 32 Morland Road. CR0 6NA

                   Chaffinch Brook Upper School (ASD, Challenging behaviour) Monks Orchard Rd. BR3 3BZ

Type of school: SEN Provision 

Grade: Level 1 TA - Outer London NJC Grade 3 - SCP 5 – 7

                 £24,054 - £24,788 pro rata term time only (£27,030 - £27,855 FTE)

                 Level 2 TA - Outer London NJC Grade 5 - SCP 13 – 15

                 £27,137 - £27,978 pro rata term time only (£30,495 - £31,440 FTE)

Hours: 36 hours per week, between 8am and 4pm. 

                Term time only (plus INSET days)

Contract: Fixed term until 31 August 2025 with a view to make permanent

London Local Authority: London Borough of Croydon

Closing Date: Ongoing until a sufficient shortlist has been established

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Beckmead Trust is an expanding learning and nurturing community for young people,with Educational Health Care Plans and various types of additional needs across various sites.  We are seeking to recruit a number of experienced Special Needs Teaching Assistants at both Level 1 and Level 2 to join The Beckmead Trust at our Chaffinch Brook School.

Chaffinch Brook is a special school for children with Autism and challenging behaviour. It  is established on two separate sites, one for primary and the other for secondary aged  students. We have vacancies on both sites. 

This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable,  flexible and resourceful individual able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal  with constantly changing priorities.  

The successful candidate will already be an excellent teaching assistant with a commitment  to fulfilling the needs of pupils experiencing social communication difficulties including ASD,  SEMH and other learning needs. The ability to motivate pupils towards high achievement is  

essential. Excellent teamwork, classroom and communication skills are vital. Applications  are welcomed from new and existing teaching assistants who have an energy and passion  for working with children with complex needs.  

As part of the Beckmead Trust, our ethos involves close collaboration with specialist and mainstream schools, outside specialist agencies with enhanced knowledge of our children’s needs and the private, voluntary and charity sectors within the communities in which we work. 

If you share our vision of Love, Flourishing, Community and Social Justice. and if you have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of children in Croydon, we would welcome an application from you. 

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.   We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents or issues that are publicly available online.

All applications should be submitted on The Beckmead Trust Application form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.