White Trees School is a specialist education provision for pupils with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs in East Hertfordshire. We offer education to a wide range of pupils and take great pride in helping them achieve their potential. We support our pupils form one to one specialist teaching to small group learning in the classroom.

We are expanding our provision and are now recruiting for teaching assistants to help support our young people with their educational provision both in the classroom or external to the school.

Under the direction of the teacher/tutor, general responsibilities of the role would include:

  • Supporting the pupil’s to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Establishing boundaries and constructive relationships with young people, interacting with them according to any individual needs
  • Supporting in managing challenging behaviour and remove obstacles to learning that the young people may use to impede their education
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Supporting the social and emotional development of pupils alongside educational growth
  • Helping to monitor and record pupil’s progress
  • To create and maintain a purposeful, organised and supportive environment that works in conjunction with lesson plans
  • Using strategies and understanding of individual capabilities to support the pupil’s learning goals in conjunction with the teacher/tutor

The successful candidate would be capable of working in a challenging but rewarding environment and motivated to promote educational, social and emotional development in young people and will need to show good abilities in empathy, patience and understanding individual needs. You will need strong interpersonal skills, teamworking skills, behaviour management ability and a passion to make a difference in young people’s lives.

Our team are dedicated to building brighter futures for our young people, if you feel this is something you could help us to achieve we would love to speak with you. 


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  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • QCF Enrolment
  • Company Pension Contributions Scheme

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