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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including references and Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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Teaching Assistant (Reintegration)

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Teaching Assistant to support our primary aged children reintegrating into mainstream schools from WSAPC. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a role that is diverse and rewarding; and to work in a school where initiative and creativity are at the forefront of solution focused practice.

The advertised position will involve spending some time in WSAPC primary centres, getting to know children before supporting them to return to mainstream school. This will require you to travel to, and work in, a variety of mainstream schools and as such the facility to drive is important for this position. Whilst in the mainstream school the aim will be to support the child to settle in their new school by helping them to cope with change and use self-help strategies learnt at WSAPC. In addition to this you will work alongside the mainstream staff to develop skills and strategies to support the child in order to successfully reintegrate and avoid further periods of exclusion from mainstream school.

This post will be based at WSAPC Lancing although as described above you will also be spending time in mainstream schools across the south of the county. The position is part-time, 21.5 hours per week, and term time only.

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic individual, with an interest in working with young people and would like the opportunity to join a successful team, then we would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries are very welcome; for further information please contact Helen Ellis, Deputy Head Teacher, on; Tel: 07506 548155.

Please email completed applications and safer recruiting forms to
The closing date is 12noon, Friday 23rd November 2018.

Job Description – Teaching Assistant (Reintegration)

Teaching Assistant

Chalkhill Education Centre (CEC) in Haywards Heath is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for 32.5 per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm from Monday to Friday (hours will include a 30 minute unpaid lunch break).

The CEC staff team, employed by the West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC), provide education for up to 21 young people (usually in KS3-KS5) who have been admitted to Chalkhill Hospital, a regional Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health provision.

Chalkhill is a very challenging, yet very rewarding environment in which to work. WSAPC is seeking a highly motivated colleague to join the small and very committed education team. We welcome applications from candidates who can effectively demonstrate how their skills and experience can meet the requirements of the job specification.

Informal enquiries are very welcome; please contact Jackie Clack, Centre Manger at Chalkhill, to find out more on or Tel: 01444 441805.

Please email completed applications forms to The closing date is Friday 23rd November at 12noon, interview date is Thursday 6th December.

Job Description- Teaching Assistant