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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 31.5 hours per week, term0time only (38 weeks)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,613 - £18,523 per annum (actual), term-time only (38 weeks)

Pay scale

Hay Grade 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a Communications Support Assistant at our main site in Newport. Ideally you will be BSL qualified, however if not already trained you will be required to complete the BSL courses online and in the evenings to start with.

You will work 1:1 with one of our students to raise the achievement of the pupils we support who have a hearing impairment. You will support the language development of the pupil and be a positive linguistic model. Applicants will need to be able to cope and manage in a challenging environment with special needs children.

Experience of a working knowledge of young people with a hearing impairment and a BSL qualification would be an advantage.

It is essential that applicants possess the following:

  • A strong student focus holding safeguarding at the centre of their practice.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Wonderful students.
  • The opportunity to be part of an adaptable, committed and skilled staff team.
  • A creative learning environment, timetable and curriculum.
  • A wide range of training opportunities for career development.

Further details about the role

The community of St George’s empowers everyone to feel safe, valued and welcome.

We work towards our aspirations and celebrate our personal achievements. We learn to make choices that shape our future; enabling us to have our voices heard, be respected, develop resilience and independence to take our place in society.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all our staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

Please contact Jenny Holmes on recruitment@stgeorges.iow.sch.uk for further details and an application pack.

Application forms are also available to download from the school website at


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 St George's School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
200 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01983 539757

St George's School is a unique provision for SEN as a secondary school for students with severe and complex needs.

School location

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