Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other teaching support

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - linked to child’s EHCP, reviewed annually, with possible extension to start in September 2024, or possibly sooner

Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed 1:1 teaching assistant with minimum BSL Level 2 skills, good literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge/experience of working with young Deaf children with additional or complex needs in the Early Years Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1/2.

What the school offers its staff

Frank Barnes is an innovative and exciting sign bilingual school for profoundly Deaf Children with a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in Deaf Education. We have recently been awarded Outstanding Status by Ofsted for the second consecutive inspection and have a commitment to high quality education as well as your professional development. We are a friendly, supportive school, based in Camden, a short walk from St Pancras International Station with good rail links across London and beyond.

We are committed to ensuring:

Every child develops a positive sense of their deaf identity and becomes a successful learner

BSL and English are taught to a high standard enabling our children to become fluent in both languages

Staff, parents and carers are fully involved in the life of the school

Further details about the role

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read both the Person Specification and Job Description carefully as well as look through our website as there is a great deal of useful information available to you before you apply. A CV may be submitted with a completed application form but will not be sufficient for an application. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and any appointment is subject to satisfactory checks and references. The position will require an Enhanced DBS check including barred list check. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020). This means that applicants are not required to disclose details of any youth cautions or ‘protected’ criminal convictions, adult cautions or bind-overs they may have incurred.

The School’s safeguarding policy is included with the application pack and we ask you to read this before applying for a post.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
38 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0207 391 7040

Frank Barnes School is a very successful school, recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. It has a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for educating deaf children and is one of the only schools in London and indeed England with a bilingual philosophy.

Deaf children aged 2-11 from many different backgrounds come to our school from across Greater London. Our children are treated as individuals and supported to develop into independent and successful learners with a positive Deaf identity, who excel academically and personally and take up equal places in our society.

We are committed to providing a high quality, child-centred education which recognises the status, role and contribution of both British Sign Language (BSL) and English. We value these languages equally and want our children to be confident in both. We have high expectations of our children and believe that deafness, in itself, is not a barrier or obstacle to learning and that every child can learn, achieve and reach their full potential.

As a centre of excellence for Deaf education, we also provide a broad range of services and courses to parents and the wider Deaf and hearing communities.

We are extremely proud of our school, the achievements of our children, the expertise and dedication of the staff and our first class facilities. Our approach to teaching and learning is underpinned by the importance of strong partnerships with parents, other professionals and the wider Deaf and hearing communities.

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