SEND Teaching Assistant x2 - Whipton Barton Federation

We are looking to appoint two SEND Teaching Assistants to work under the instruction and guidance of the SENDCo to undertake programmes designed with the SENDCo and class teacher to enable pupils with SEND access to learning. We have a very effective team of SEND teaching assistants supporting a range of children across the federation. We do not operate a 1:1 model of SEND support. Our SEND TAs not only support individuals and groups of children but also use their expertise to support teachers too.

In January 2022 we will be one of only nine Devon schools to be selected to set up a resource base for children with communication and difficulties. This reflects both our commitment to inclusion and the quality of support we currently provide.

For the successful candidates, we can offer a dynamic working environment, excellent training, wide ranging career development opportunities and a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our pupils. We also pride ourselves on our welcoming and inclusive ethos.

We are proud to be a member of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and its reputation for successful school improvement. The trust is committed to further improve standards of education for all children no matter what their starting point or their background. The Trust board is highly ambitious and committed and we are looking for individuals who share the same values.

Please download an application pack from our website In your supporting statement, we would like you to draw on the job description below but also flag up any specific areas of SEND expertise or experience you have. For more details or enquiries please contact Andrea Gambie on

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 14th May and applications should be submitted to by the deadline.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.