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Seedlings Class Teaching Assistant

C/o Uplands School, The Learning Campus, Tadpole Lane, Swindon, Swindon, SN25 2NB
Brunel Academies Trust
Full Time, Term Time
£14,293 - £17,447 per annum
25th November 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
12th December 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1290500

Note: Applicants will be considered as applications are received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. 

The Opportunity

We at Brunel Education are a proud, growing educational community with a vision of “no barriers, only potential”. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people (CYP) whether they are within our SEND provisions or mainstream schools.

As a developing Multi Academy Trust, now is an exciting time to join us as we are set to open a brand-new provision based at Shaw Farm in West Swindon – Seedlings Class. Lead by our experienced Learning Resource Teacher, this is an all-new SEND provision offering a robust Early Years curriculum to a small cohort of children aged 4 – 7 on a dual placement, who require additional support due to complex needs. This is as much a challenging as rewarding role, and you will be part of a dedicated and supportive team of SEND experienced education professionals to deliver through nurture and play, opportunities for our children to explore and learn through their dedicated EHCP.

With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our pupils, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at Seedlings Class will strive to meet the end goal of our Trust: To collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our pupils have the education they deserve.

Your Role

The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):

  • Actively participate in activities designed to meet the learning, physical and emotional needs of individual children and groups of children In agreement with the classroom teacher, and where appropriate, communication with parents and other designated carers about the care and education of their children
  • Carry out teacher directed tasks in an appropriate way to suit the needs of the child
  • Support the teacher in the upkeep of tools and equipment
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with individual pupils and groups to ensure that pupils achieve learning targets
  • Work with the class teacher or other professionals to support pupils with additional needs, including the use of specialist equipment and interventions including ICT, AAC PECS etc.
  • Evaluate all sessions with children on the planning sheet provided to inform teachers’ future planning

Your Experience

Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:

  • Ideally qualified to NVQ L3 or working towards with interest for CPD
  • Experience of working with SEND children of Primary age
  • Experience of working well within a team
  • Able to follow instructions and work independently as required
  • Good English and Mathematics to grade C+

Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.


Brunel Education is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries

Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.

Hours: 29.5 pw

Interviews: 15.12.2022

Location: Shaw Farm, West Swindon

To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing 


Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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