Teaching Assistant 1-2

Location:New Horizons School
Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:Pro-rata salary starting from £12,941 p.a.
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 30th Septemebr 2020

Teaching Assistants 1-2
Pro-rata and Term Time Only
Monday to Friday - 30 hours per week as follows:
TA1-2 at 25 hours per week
Midday Supervisor responsibilities at 5 hours per week
(FTE Grade 1/SSP2 £17,842 to Grade 3/SSP7 £18,562)
Pro-rata salary starting from £12,941 p.a.

The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust provides specialised education to young people with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). We are three special schools, a secure unit, a large countywide alternative provision, a vocational free school and one of five teaching schools within East Sussex. We strive to discover success through learning, self-belief and achievement.  Pupils are empowered to take responsibility through a personalised curriculum supported by secure systems.
New Horizons, based in St Leonards on Sea, as part of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, is an 'Outstanding' SEMH Special school and we are seeking to appoint a number of Teaching Assistant (including Midday Supervisor Responsibilities) into our expanding team. We are passionate about creating a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters respect for others, develops resilience, promotes high expectations and prepares pupils for successful futures
The main responsibility of the post will be to support teachers in the delivery of the curriculum, both by directly working with pupils and assisting in preparation of resources.  Applicants should be innovative, enthusiastic and flexible and have an interest and knowledge of child development and an understanding of child protection procedures.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sensitive and empathic approach to working with young pupils. A proven ability with challenging students and a resilient attitude are essential.
The successful candidate will be joining a school that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for our pupils. You will join a highly dedicated and professional staff team and be part of a supportive working and learning environment where your professional development is highly valued.
If you would like to have an informal discussion, prior to submitting an application form, please contact Jim Cameron, Deputy Headteacher, by emailing
For an application pack, please download the application form and supporting documents from the document section below.
Closing date for completed applications is by midday, Wednesday 30th September 2020.
Please send completed applications to
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th October 2020.
For further information about New Horizons School, please visit the school's profile page by clicking here.
The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).
Page Downloads Date  
Job Description Midday Supervisor 26th Nov 2018 Download
TeachingAssistant 1 JD.pdf 23rd Nov 2018 Download
TeachingAssistant 2 JD.pdf 23rd Nov 2018 Download
SABDEN Support Staff Application Form 18th Sep 2020 Download
SABDEN Candidate Information Pack 2020 26th Jun 2020 Download

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