Contract Type: Full Time
Teaching Assistant
Salary: LBR Grade 3 – points 05 to 06 – £22,185 - £22,587 FTE
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 2001-3500
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, IG4 5LP
Ofsted Ranking: Outstanding 1


Teaching Assistant

Required: ASAP

We are seeking to recruit a passionate, reliable and empathetic teaching assistant to work within a highly successful SEND Provision. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work collaboratively within mainstream and/or our very successful ASD provision (BCS) to improve the outcome of SEND students.

We are looking for:

Someone who is passionate about education and has a flair for working with young people
This role could also suit recent university graduates who are interested in gaining initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, or those looking to start a career path in teaching.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience and/or qualifications in working with children with special needs, ASD specific would be desirable but not essential
  • The ability to support our students in their mainstream lessons
  • A friendly and approachable manner
  • Be able to work using their own initiative and demonstrate effective behaviour management skills

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.

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About Beal High School

Beal High School is at the heart of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust. We are committed to working in partnership with The Forest Academy, The Beacon Business and Innovation Hub and NELTA – North East London Teaching Alliance and SCITT – to provide high quality learning experiences for all students

• Beal is a mixed, community comprehensive for students aged 11 – 18 (including a small number of 19 year olds in Yr 13)

• Our examination results place us in the top 25% of schools for achievement and progress and the top 20% of Sixth Forms

• We are a large school, with over 2,600 (September 2018) students on roll including over 800 in the Sixth Form. Students are divided into 12 forms on entry. We are one of the largest secondary schools in the UK.

• The vast majority of our students come from the catchment area and most are from socially economically secure homes; although the pattern of social deprivation is changing. The number of students in receipt of free school meals is below average at 17.6% but increasing each year

• The gender balance of students fluctuates but all year groups have more boys than girls; some significantly so

• The local community is ethnically diverse and this is reflected in our intake. The vast majority of students are from minority ethnic groups

• 908 students have English as their first language and 51 languages are registered as first language across the school

• There are currently 14 Looked After Children; 17 Children in need; 3 adopted from care; 10 Special Guardianship/ Residence Order

• There are currently 5 students seeking asylum; 7 refugees and 2 travellers

• Ability on entry suggests an average profile (Key Stage 2) but CATS results are slightly above average with Numeracy levels significantly higher. There are fewer high achieving students on entry as there is loss to local selective and faith schools. Our intake is changing as we expand with an increasing number of students with more complex needs. There has also been a decline in literacy levels