Teaching Assistant

Salary: £14,850 - £16,200 based on experience.

Hours: Full Time (Term Time)

Location: Stoke-on-Trent

Opened in May 2017, you have the chance to be part of something special from the beginning. We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our growing team who are making a real difference to young people’s lives. 

Aurora Hanley School is a day and residential special school offering flexible placements for students aged 6 to 19 years with complex communication and social difficulties. Students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger's Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and well-being and create barriers to learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help us create an outstanding learning environment for students. As well as supporting the Teachers to develop and deliver personalised learning, you will work with colleagues to support students with their daily routines, transitions and positive behaviour management.

We are looking for suitably experienced Teaching Assistants (first start date after February half term), ideally with previous experience of working with children with autism. Experience of working within an SEN school environment is essential. In addition, you will:

  • Have good classroom based experience, or perhaps have worked with children with autism in a care environment with the knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure the needs of pupils

  • Be highly motivated and have a passion for working with children with special needs

  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.

If you are passionate about giving children and young people life chances that will shape their future, then you may well be the person we are looking for.


Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Career progression and further qualification training support

  • Life insurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Paid holiday

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities.

If this role excites you, please get in touch with us: call 0203 617 0186 or email recruitment@the-aurora-group.com to speak to Adam who can tell you more.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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Click here to download an application form - (If you are not applying online, please email to recruitment@the-aurora-group.com)

Closing Date: July 21st 2017