A passionate Teaching Assistant is required for a fantastic special educational needs school located in in Cannock.

The role will be starting in May 2024 (full time), this is a great opportunity for a Teaching Assistant who is looking to start or continue their career in education and is motivated to inspire learning in children with varied and complex needs. The school caters for children from the age of six to fourteen with Autism (ASC). This school has a strong focus on inclusion and equality and aims to provide all pupils with essential life skills.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have experience of working with individuals with special educational needs (SEND)
  • Be able to inspire and motivate a broad range of pupils
  • Have high expectations of yourself and your pupils
  • Be an approachable and friendly team player
  • Be a strong role model to both colleagues and pupils

What the role will involve:

  • This school caters for a variety of ages, so you may be required to work with both primary and secondary aged students.
  • You will be working with the children on a 1:1 basis and in small groups
  • Working alongside a reputable and experienced team of teachers and staff
  • This school caters for a variety of ages, so you may be required to work with both primary and secondary aged students.
  • Need to be confident, enthusiastic and be able to identify and engage with different learning needs.

The opportunity:

  • Working within popular special educational needs school
  • Full time position, Monday – Friday
  • Competitive rate of pay (term time only)
  • Guaranteed role for the full academic year


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at 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 within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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