East Midlands Education Trust

Teaching Assistant – SEMH

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The Joseph Whitaker School


Scale 4: £21,269 - £22,571 pro rata

Hours per Week



Permanent - Term time only

Closing Date



Teaching Assistant – Social Emotional Mental Health 

Scale 4, Points 9 - 12: £21,269 - £22,571 pro rata; Actual Salary £15,314.26 - £16,251.74

31.25 hours - Part time, Term Time Only

Required 31st August 2022


The Joseph Whitaker School is a popular oversubscribed school of 1300 students with attainment levels above the national average at both GCSE and post 16. We were inspected in March 2019 and the school was again judged as being good. It is worth reading the Ofsted letter as this gives a true flavour of our school.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant will contribute to the inclusion work within school by helping to raise standards of achievement for students with SEND. The post will include supporting students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties across KS3 and KS4, both in class and on a 1-1 or small group basis within our Student Support Centre. 

Experience of working with school age students and a specialism in SEMH is desirable, but training will be given to the successful candidate.

A Job Description with further information about the role can be downloaded below. An application form can be downloaded by clicking 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

Please send completed applications forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

Further information about the school can be found on our website www.josephwhitaker.org.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The School looks to employ well-qualified staff who are willing to contribute to the full life of the school and who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 5th July 2022.
Interviews will take place on Friday 8th July 2022.