Zest is on the lookout for a friendly, outgoing teaching assistant to work at a sought-after special educational needs school in Burton-on-Trent. This is a full-time position due to start ASAP for the full academic year. There is potential for a permanent position if the right candidate is found.

We provide a high-quality education for students from the age of 5-18 who have a primary diagnosis of Autism. All students have an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP). You must have experience supporting individuals with special educational needs (SEND).

This is a well-resourced school with small classes (max 8) with students supported by a team of educational and therapeutic staff who work in unison to achieve the best outcome for the students.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting the students on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. You will be supporting the students to develop crucial life skills, meet their goals and aspirations through communication, independence and participation.

The role:

  • Must be patient and have the ability to provide consistent, patient, and encouraging support
  • Must be compassionate and have a deep understanding and empathy for the challenges faced
  • Must have a collaborative mindset to work alongside educators, therapists, and families
  • Flexibility to adapt teaching methods and approaches to suit individual needs


If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Steph Guy on steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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