• Location: Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 07 March, 2024 12:00 AM

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Teaching Assistant Level 4 (SDL)

Teaching Assistant Level 4 (SDL)

Ceredigion County Council
About the role
We want to recruit an SDL Level 4 Teaching Assistant to join our Service on a full-time, fixed-term contract (term time only) for a year.

About the role

On a day-to-day basis, the successful candidate will work with refugees and learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL) across Ceredigion schools supporting their wellbeing and developing their language skills, so they have full access to the curriculum. They will use their specialist experience and knowledge to successfully support school staff by upskilling and offering them support. The successful candidate will monitor and evaluate learner progress, to include organising and managing appropriate learning resources. They will design bespoke learning and teaching activities to effectively meet the needs of schools and their learners.

Our ideal candidate

We want to recruit an individual who:
  • Has full working knowledge of the curriculum of this area, including relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation
  • Has sound knowledge and extensive experience in supporting refugees and learners with English as an Additional Language, implementing relevant learning programmes and strategies to support their well-being and develop their language skills
  • Understands the statutory frameworks relating to teaching
  • Has good understanding of child development and learning processes
  • Constantly improves own practice/knowledge through self-evaluation and learning from others
  • Use ICT along with specialist equipment and resources effectively to support learning
  • Get on well with children and adults
  • Works constructively and flexibly as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and their own position within these
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Job Description and Person Specification

We welcome applications from candidates seeking secondment. It is recommended to seek the permission of a line manager before applying to ensure you can return to your permanent post once the secondment has ended.

Get in touch

For further information please contact Elen Davies via e-mail on or 07970 000479


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 12th of March, 2024.

Note: We reserve the right to extendthe application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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