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  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£5.28 Hourly Apprentice wage: (currently £5.28 per hour / £195.36 per week) Training framework: Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship L3

Apprentice Teaching Assistant job summary

We have a Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant vacancy available for a fixed term contract - Term Time Only - The role available will be working with our students in 6th form education.

Are you looking for a new career that allows you to earn while you learn? An apprenticeship is an alternative to a college course as you are paid an Apprentice wage: (currently £5.28 per hour / £195.36 per week) This is an exciting opportunity for you to start your career as a Teaching Assistant, gaining experience with a range of learning needs whilst achieving a Level 3 qualification. The duration of the apprenticeship is usually 18 months and permanent employment may be available on successful completion of the apprenticeship. Pebble Brook provides you the opportunity to work with specialist teachers who will mentor you while you have time to study and support the needs of our students with their education in preparation for adulthood.

Experience of working with children and young people would be an advantage but not essential. Good communication skills with adults, children and young adults are desired, as are good literacy and numeracy skills, good written and spoken English and a good working knowledge of ICT to be able to use ICT effectively to support learning.

Pebble Brook School is a secondary Special School for approximately 170 pupils aged 11-19 with a range of moderate learning difficulties. We are based on an attractive site in the centre of Aylesbury and maintained by Buckinghamshire Local Authority. Our pupils come from all over the county, some have attended primary special schools whilst others have previously been in mainstream schools across the county.


Pebble Brook follows Buckinghamshire Council guidelines for safer recruitment. This position will be subject to safer recruitment checks, Social Media checks and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Please complete the Self-Declaration form included included with the attached documents and submit with your application.

This school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people in all aspects of its work, including recruitment, and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Safe in Education 2023 online searches will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. The search is not part of the shortlisting process itself, and candidates will have a chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent cautions and convictions cautions
  • All adult cautions and spent convictions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2020). For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro Guidance the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) guidance or Ministry of Justice (MOJ) guidance (see in particular, the section titled 'Exceptions Order').

Its and offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure form and return prior to interview. Pebble Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Data & Barring Service check will be required from the successful candidate.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, or for further information, please email the HR & Office Manager, Danielle Adams – office@pebblebrookschool.com

Interviews: Confirmed on Application

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Pebble Brook School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
161 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School location

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