SEMH Teaching Assistants 1:1 support
Cedars Academy Trust
£20,852 SEN £1,324 (pro-rata actual salary £18,764)
Full Time - Term Time only
4th Aug 2023
Cedars School is part of Cedars Academy Trust, we educate children with complex needs from EYFS to Year 9. We
are seeking to appoint 3 enthusiastic, caring and reliable Teaching Assistants with experience of supporting
children with autism and emotional regulation needs. These are full time positions working with a Year 3 child and
a Year 5 child both with sensory, communication and emotional regulation needs. The school are looking to fill
these positions for September 2023. These roles require the successful candidates to be resilient, calm,
understanding and patient with the students, whilst supporting their sensory and therapeutic needs in a 1:1 or 2:1
environment (sensory room, hydro pool etc.)
The successful candidates would work closely with our Year 3 and Year 5 teaching teams and our Director of
Inclusion to support the emotional regulation of the young people in their care. Our teams provide innovative and
inclusive programmes where key skills are embedded within a range of practical and sensory approaches in the
classroom, the outdoor environment and in our therapeutic spaces. Experience of working with children with
learning difficulties and disabilities is essential, however, we do provide training and support for new members of
the team. Being able to work well in a team, having a caring disposition and a commitment to understanding the
learning and emotional needs of our students is essential.
What we offer:
A well-resourced environment with therapeutic facilities including a soft play space, Sensory Integration suite,
Immersion Technology room, a well-equipped gym and sensory hydrotherapy pool.
Fantastic children who are eager to learn.
An opportunity to make a difference to the lives and aspirations of our amazing children and young people
A friendly and cohesive staff team
A family friendly ethos.
An organisation who values and nurtures staff wellbeing
Access to our Gym facilities
If you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please email Michelle O’Reilly, Headteacher at
Deadline for applications: Friday 4th August 2023 at 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday 10th August 2023
All staff and trustees are committed to our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the
welfare of all children at Cedars Academy. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where
children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to
ensure that children receive effective support and protection. Our safeguarding procedures apply to all staff
volunteers, visitors and trustees and are consistent with those of the Gateshead Safeguarding Children Partnership.
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Cedars Academy Trust
Cedars Academy is a specialist provision for young people aged 3 to 19 years with physical, sensory and medical needs, speech, language and communication disorders, autism, and a wide range of other complex needs often associated with emotional vulnerability. The Academy operates over two sites in Gateshead, Cedars School at Ivy Lane, Low Fell (EYFS-KS3) and Cedars College at Walker Terrace (KS4/5). Our curriculum is highly individualised and focuses on the promotion of communication, emotional development, resilience, and the development of personal and social skills.Visit School Website