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"Staff, parents and pupils are clearly proud of their school and feel well supported in their wellbeing.”

(Wellbeing Award for Schools, 2022)

Current Opportunities


We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant with a passion for supporting exceptional children and a creative approach to meeting needs and enhancing curriculum delivery.


We are always looking for new Supply Teaching Assistants, to provide occasional cover or additional support for our classes as required. 


See below for more information and for application forms!


Please note that we cannot accept CVs, or enquiries from recruitment agencies.

Interested in joining our team?


Working for Peterhouse can be an extremely rewarding experience. Whatever role you choose, you can be sure that your efforts are helping to make life better for both our pupils and their families. 

Our approach is all about individual support that is designed around specific needs. This ethos also extends to the way we look after our staff.  Join us and you can be sure of a truly supportive working environment, where every effort will be made to make you feel at home, and to help you develop in whichever direction you decide to follow.


Who do we look for?


Our staff are dedicated professionals who work effectively as part of a team. We have a culture of continuous development and our staff are keen to learn new skills and further develop their practice.

Communication is central to all that we do and our staff are able to adapt their communication to the needs of pupils as well as communicating effectively with each other, with families and with professionals.

The working environment at Peterhouse can be challenging and our staff are expected to be reflective practitioners, have a calm manner and a high level of resilience.


What do we offer?


We have high expectations of our staff. In return, our staff can expect:

  • An extensive package of basic training, along with opportunities for further continuous professional development that are tailored to addressing your individual needs and develop your strengths and interests.

  • A highly supportive working environment that considers your wellbeing and mental health and offers a range of systems to foster this.

  • Work that is both challenging and rewarding, where you can make a real difference to the lives of our young people and their families, and help them to become successful adults with autism.

  • A range of employee benefits, e.g. Employee Assistance Programme, Medicash scheme, Long Term Service Award, Staff Prize Draws (benefits vary with role / length of service)


Equality & Diversity


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We see workforce diversity as a strength, and are keen to develop this further.


Disability Confident


Autism Initiatives participates in the Disability Confident scheme. As a Disability Confident employer, we ensure that our recruitment process in inclusive and accessible. The standard question about disability on our online application helps to ensure that we always offer an interview to any disabled candidate who meets the minimum criteria for the post. This question also enables us to make any necessary adjustments to our interview arrangements and to the way in which the role is performed if an applicant with a disability is successful.