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Become an Outdoor Education Support Assistant at Chardleigh House School, part of Options Autism and start working towards yours.

  • Salary: £20,516 per annum 
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Contract: Permanent, Term Time only

This opportunity is within commutable distance of Chard, Ilminster, Honiton and surrounding areas.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on pupil’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable pupils and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As an Outdoor Education Support Assistant, you will connect directly with the brilliant pupils and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.


  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils studying in the department across all Key Stages
  • To work in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team to develop, implement the outdoor education programme
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the pupil’s IEP and contribute to the planning of learning activities including ICT. 
  • Observe and report on pupil performance.  Update relevant records at agreed time intervals and attend and contribute to reports for statutory annual reviews of Statements.
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of the pupil is maintained at all times. 
  • Accompany the pupil on outdoor education, including M.A.D and Forest school 


  • Knowledge of recent developments in learning and teaching 
  • A reflective practitioner who consistently seeks to improve their teaching to support learning and accelerate student progress 
  • A good understanding of effective ways to facilitate learning 
  • A strong understanding of the relevant subject curriculum 
  • Has high expectations of self and students
  • Reliable, punctual and responsible

Why join Options Autism? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS 


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