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About the Role

This is a fixed term contract (term time only) to cover the one to one support required by an individual pupil.  This position is offered on a one year fixed term contract for afternoons only but additional hours may be available during the term.  There is also a possibility that this contract may be extended beyond July 2021.

About Us

Gorse Ride Schools is a vibrant, 2 form entry federated Nursery, Infant and Junior School with an environment designed to encourage every child, of all ages and abilities, to achieve their maximum potential.  Our children are energetic, keen to learn and enjoy being challenged.   We are immensely proud of our school and our children – who are our greatest ambassadors. They are respectful, responsible, hard-working, fun-loving and well-rounded individuals who thrive in the ethos of a school that allows them to discover their strengths, take risks in their learning and set challenges for themselves.

We can offer you :

  • A positive, caring ethos with children and learning at the heart of all we do

  • Happy children who are enthusiastic, motivated and engaged learners

  • Talented, friendly and supportive teaching and admin teams

  • Good relationships with parents, carers and the wider community

About You 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and nurturing Teaching Assistant experienced in working with children with additional needs / learning difficulties and with strong behaviour management skills to work with an individual pupil to support them to access learning in their classroom.    


Can you :


  • show creativity in motivating, engaging and challenging children in their learning

  • be resilient and reflective, always striving to improve

  • be positive, caring and enthusiastic

  • be a team player who supports others and shares good practice

  • be flexible and adaptive to change

  • work alongside outside agencies to deliver specific programmes of work


Do you have :

  • good behaviour management

  • experience of working with children with additional needs

  • ability to work in a team

  • ability to work 1:1 and in small groups


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  


Please forward completed application forms to

Amanda Tweed, School Business Manager

email :  


Gorse Ride Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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