Teaching Assistant 2

Location:St Mary's School
Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:Pro-rata salary starting from £16,379 p.a.
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 12th March 2024

St Mary’s School

Teaching Assistant 2

Permanent - Term Time Only

30 hours per week (5 days)

39 weeks worked per year, 46.2 weeks paid per year

(FTE Grade 3/SSP7 £22,737)

Pro-rata salary starting £16,379 per annum


The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, is an aspirational and supportive Trust, aiming to create a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which all staff and pupils feel safe. We are three special schools, a large countywide alternative provision and a vocational free school across 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.


St Mary's School, as part of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, is a 'Good' all-boys SEMH Special school, in Marynards Green/Horam, and we are seeking to recruit two permanent Teaching Assistant 2 (with midday supervisor responsibilities included) into our team. We are passionate about creating a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters respect for others, develops resilience, promotes high expectations and prepares young males 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. We are looking for applicants who are innovative, enthusiastic and flexible, as well as having a keen interest and knowledge of child development and an understanding of child protection procedures.  Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a sensitive and empathic approach to working with young pupils.


The working pattern is five days per week, Monday – Friday, from at least 08:30/45am to 15/15:30pm, term time only. Working hours to be discussed at interview and agreed on successful appointment. We are a friendly and supportive team, with additional benefits, such as free daily lunch.


The successful candidate will be joining a Trust and 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. The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust are also committed to professional development and have strong induction, ECT and unqualified teacher programmes.


An application form and job description can be found atatched to this advert on our website. 

The closing date for completed applications is by midday, Tuesday 12th March 2024


Please send completed applications to


Please note CVs will not be accepted.


For further information about SABDEN please visit our website 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.




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