Teaching Assistant

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Company Description

At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career. Our work spans education, social justice and rehabilitation, children’s social care, family support, social action and getting people into work.

Catch22 College supports young people to gain the skills required to progress into apprenticeship training, employment or further education. You can find out more our college on our website, as well as more about our programmes.

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our Catch22 College team in Maidstone.

As a Teaching Assistant your responsibilities and accountabilities, will be:

  • Working with individuals and groups of students, ensuring students are kept on task and complete activities set by the teacher.
  • Dealing with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher.
  • Delivering SEN interventions.
  • Helping implement lesson plans, aims and contents with the teacher.
  • Providing feedback to students without reference to the teacher.
  • Taking a small group of students for defined activities.
  • Being responsible for a whole class during the absence of a teacher.
  • Working with challenging students away from the classroom as a respite strategy.
  • Supervise students at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • In conjunction with the teacher, liaising with parents on student progress.
  • Ensuring learner files and records are kept up to date.

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  • At least a Level 2 Qualification in English and Maths.
  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements of health and safety, SEN & safeguarding of children.
  • Ability to work independently, supported by the teacher, with groups of or individual students.
  • Ability to work with challenging students, understand their needs and demonstrate effective behaviour management strategies as and when required.
  • Experience working at an advanced level with the teacher in planning and delivery of teaching activities (including those defined in Individual Education Plans).
  • Experience of teaching children with Education Health Care Plans and Special Education Need, and language difficulties or other complex needs.
  • Determination to raise the levels of achievement of children.
  • Ability to cope with emotionally demanding situations.


  • Level 3 Coaching Qualification
  • Experience of being a Teaching Assistant in an alternative provision environment.
  • Have an understanding of curriculum, particularly literacy and numeracy requirements.
  • Evidence of successful work with disaffected and emotionally vulnerable students.

Additional Information

Contract: Term Time + 2 weeks (41 weeks per year) – 37 hours per week – permanent

Catch22 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

See the benefits of working for Catch22 here.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

Catch22 is committed to rigorous safeguarding and safer recruitment practices; ensuring that every individual within the organisation has been safely and appropriately checked.

Please note, we will conduct an online search as part of our due dilligence checks for successful candidate(s). This will involve a search of all publicly available information online and in social media. 

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