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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    1 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
15 hours per week (Monday to Friday mornings) 39 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)
Contract type
Fixed term (until 31st August 2022)
£8,020 per annum

Job summary

Bridgwater College Academy is an all-through academy for students aged 3 to 16.

The academy is part of the Bridgwater & Taunton College Trust.

REF: 372

Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2022, subject to pupil funding

15 hours per week (Monday to Friday mornings)

39 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)

BTCT Points 10 to 12. Starting on Point 10, actual salary, £8,020 per annum

Bridgwater College Academy is seeking to appoint a skilled HLTA, ideally with experience and knowledge of working with students who have autism. The successful candidate will work with the ASC Polden Centre Team based in KS3 and KS4. They will mainly support one student but will need to be able to demonstrate flexibility around provision. There may also be some requirement to support small groups of students, for example, social skills groups.

The ideal candidate will be able to support individual student(s) with their ASC social and communication needs, encouraging their engagement in teaching and learning, promoting positive behaviour, and meeting needs as set out in the Education Health Care Plan.

To be considered for this inclusive role, you should:

Have proven experience working with children with ASC/Language and Communication needs, or other SEN such as SEMH
Have a desire to understand the needs of students with autism and support them in an educational environment
Have a calm, positive attitude and be a clear, confident communicator
Be able to build and develop trusting, professional relationships with students and staff.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the recently expanded ASC base at our inclusive academy.

Visits to the Polden Centre and BCA are encouraged.

Please contact Sarah Wharton, Head of Centre on 01278 727327 or send an email to for an informal discussion in the first instance.

Full details and an application form can be found in the Vacancies section on:

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 3rd January 2022- please note that this role may close earlier if a suitable candidate is appointed, so an early application is advisable.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

About Bridgwater College Academy

Bridgwater College Academy is a mixed all-through Academy which combines both primary and secondary education for pupils aged 3 to 16. The academy, which is sponsored by Bridgwater College, is located in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

School location

Parkway, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4QY

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