Teaching Assistant – Special Educational Needs

We require a Teaching Assistant to support our students who have a wide range of needs. 

Required for September 2021

St Edmund’s College offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.

The role will involve assisting the students and providing general support to teachers in the management of students’ learning in and out of the classroom.

The successful applicant must have high professional standards as well as good communication skills.  The role requires a good degree of flexibility as well as a sense of humour.  The hours will be 37.5 per week, 5 days per week, term time only.

A qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties (NVQ Level 3 or similar) would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will welcome the many opportunities to contribute to the lively extra-curricular life of the College, which is situated in rural East Hertfordshire. St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths.

If you would like to apply for the position please download an application pack. Return your completed application to the HR Department by the closing date.

Email: hr@stedmundscollege.org

Closing date for applications when all forms must be received by HR is: midday, Wednesday 14th April 2021

Interviews to take place: Week Commencing 19th April 2021

The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check. We will seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before your interview.



Working Hours

Normal working hours are: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to: hr@stedmundscollege.org
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335