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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
15 hours per week, term time only (including training days)
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£23,647 - £27,457 full time equivalent
Actual salary
Actual Salary £8,207 - £9,530

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an experienced teaching assistant to start as soon as possible. Reporting directly to the Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) you will support students with EAL on a one-to-one, small group or classroom basis.

This will be a unique role within the school, but you will be working as a part of an experienced and enthusiastic team within the MFL faculty. This role offers a diverse mixture of independence and teamwork, with the potential to use your skills and experience to ensure positive outcomes for our EAL students.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with or training related to supporting students with EAL. Teamwork is an essential aspect of the post as is the confidence to support students in their progress through the curriculum. Good organisational skills, flexible working practices and patience are also essential.

The ability to provide focused support in lessons or small groups in essential for this role. Any relevant interests in students with general learning difficulties would be welcome.

Applying for the job

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1384 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About The Commonweal School

Commonweal School is a forward looking single status academy striving for academic excellence. We seek to provide a high level of support and professional development for all staff. We are committed to realising our aim, which is to be known as a provider of high quality education for all our students, achieved by focusing on teaching and learning and the performing arts. We have two Specialist Resource Provisions, one for Physical Disabilities and one for Specific Learning Difficulties, both of which are an integral part of Commonweal life.

From September 2014 our new Sixth Form provision has enhanced and extended the school’s excellent curriculum, creating significant opportunities for up to 300 students to achieve their potential. Based in a purpose built three storey centre it offers an outstanding environment in which our students can succeed and grow, within a warm, caring and creative atmosphere.

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School location

The Mall, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4JE

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