12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Child Specific

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £20,812 and £21,575

Pay scale

Band B point 3-5

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or relevant/equivalent

  • Good numeracy and literacy (e.g. GCSE Grade C in English and maths or equivalent)
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Ability to relate well with children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these roles
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and growth mind-set, ability to see development opportunities in change.
  • Ability to adapt approach to suit pupil needs.
  • Working with or caring for children in a classroom or educational setting

  • Experience of assisting children to use resources for learning.

  • General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning

  • Understanding of child development and the learning process

  • Understanding of the importance of opportunities for social skills development during break-times/outside of the classroom.

  • Knowledge of autism and other SEN and the impact on the individual child

  • Commitment to promoting equality and diversity across the service

  • Willingness to attend training as required for the role and a commitment to own personal development

  • A growth mindset and a positive outlook to support the development, wellbeing and self-esteem of students across the age ranges

What the school offers its staff

We offer you:

  • A supportive leadership and management team
  • Opportunities at a personal and professional level, and active involvement in the school’s development with access to regular training and peer support
  • Health and wellbeing support through an external provider
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice for childcare costs
  • Subsidised public transport costs
  • Subsidised eye tests and glasses for DSE users

Further details about the role

SEND Teaching Assistants

Child Specific

Band B point 3 – 5 £20,812-£21,575 (actual salary £15,602 – £16,174)

Monday – Friday 32.5 hours per week

Term Time Only (39 weeks) permanent

To start April 2023

Monday-Friday 8.50am-3.40pm(Requirement to work until 4.45pm on some Wednesdays for staff training)

We are seeking to appoint a number of Child Specific Teaching Assistants at our outstanding all age special school. You will be required to provide support to a named student in all areas of the curriculum and to adapt your approach to suit their needs. There may be times when you are supporting a wider group of pupils. Positions are in our primary and secondary teams.

Pupils have a broad range of needs including Autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, social, emotional and behavioural challenges and a range of personal care and medical needs. We also support a growing number of pupils with mental health challenges.

Our culture is to work towards shared goals to support pupil self-regulation and build self-esteem and confidence for life beyond school.

Hazel Oak strives to be a fully inclusive school, supporting a diverse workforce with equity as a key priority. In supporting applications from neuro diverse applicants, we adapt recruitment processes to include all candidates.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender assignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships

The post falls under the requirements of the Fluency Duty (part of the Immigration Act 2016) which makes it a requirement for all public sector workers operating in ‘customer facing’ role to be able to speak fluent English.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hazel Oak School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and Safer Recruitment checks.

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 s501efitzpatrick@hazel-oak.solihull.sch.uk

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About Hazel Oak School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
189 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number

Hazel Oak is an Outstanding learning environment, for pupils aged 4-19 years, who have a broad range of needs including Autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, social, emotional and behavioural challenges and a range of personal care and medical needs. We also support a growing number of pupils with mental health challenges.

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