Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements. Priory Lodge School CAMHS Outreach Hospital School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems. Our students are all inpatients of the CAMHS unit at The Priory Hospital Roehampton, London. We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital, where the school is based. It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored. Our school offers a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and substantial grounds around our buildings. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified Teaching Assistant. This post is likely to suit an individual with previous experience in a school environment, as either a Teaching Assistant, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Teacher wishing to work as a TA, who is comfortable working in Key Stage 3 and 4. Experience with Post-16 support is desirable. Secure knowledge and strong support skills in Maths and English up to GCSE is essential. The Teaching Assistant will be expected to: Support the activities of all curriculum areas in the classroom Work with individuals and groups to support their learning in Maths and English Provide for the general welfare and pastoral care of children Be self-motivated and liaise with members of staff throughout the school, working effectively as a member of the team Prepare and clear away materials and assist with displays and general classroom organisation Provide some admin support essential to the smooth running of the school. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream or specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting. What we'd like to give you: A competitive salary Enhanced disclosure cost coverage Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays Online benefits and cashback rewards Cycle to work scheme SMART Childcare Vouchers SMART Pension option If you have relevant experience, then why not contact the Head of School , Sean Campbell for an informal chat on ##### ######. Visits to the school are warmly welcome. Closing date is Friday 1st December 2017, with interviews to be held week commencing the 11th December 2017. References For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 5 years. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools. If you are applying to work within our Children's Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. About us From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare. Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.