Sunshine House - Eden Academy Trust

Senior Teaching Assistant
Post Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 04/02/2022
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Sunshine House Specialist Setting is looking for a calm and competent practitioner to perform a part-time Senior Teaching Assistant role in an engaging class of pupils with complex needs and vision impairments.

Salary information: Scale 5, £8,397 - £8,859 per annum + Special schools allowance: £442;
Working hours: 14 hours per week (Thursdays and Fridays), 39 weeks of the year.

As Senior Teaching Assistant, you will support the class teacher to deliver the class planning, providing interim cover as required, all the while offering direct support to pupils to access their curriculum. You will lead on aspects of pupil wellbeing and parental engagement within the class. You will oversee the management and administration of medication within your class, under the direction of the school nursing team.

This is effectively a job-share opportunity with another highly experienced Senior Teaching Assistant who will provide cover to the class Monday-Wednesday, handing over to you on Thursday and Friday. Therefore, this is an ideal role for someone in a current Teaching Assistant or class-based support role, looking to take on greater responsibility and develop early leadership skills. There is potential for some mentorship as you develop your skills in the role.

Sunshine House is a most welcoming and highly specialised setting, catering specifically for blind and visually-impaired learners with additional complex needs, aged 3-14 years old. We have recently joined the Eden Academy as part of Grangewood and Moorcroft schools, having worked in close collaboration with this multi-academy trust for many years.

We are now seeking to add to our skilled class teams as we prepare, over the next few years, to create a new all-through special school for learners up to 19 years of age.

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Mark Fuell, Head of Sunshine House by emailing,

Closing Date: Friday 4th February 2022;
Interviews will take place: w/c Monday 21st February 2022.

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Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement

Sunshine House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

The Eden Academy Trust may, from time to time, require an employee to be relocated temporarily or permanently to one of its other schools. Any proposal to relocate will be carried out with due consultation and reasonable notice.

Our Location
Address: 33 Dene Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2DD