10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    1 April 2021

Job details

Job role
SEN specialist
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Grade 8, Actual Annual Gross Salary: £17,096 - £18,984

Job summary

Higher Level Teaching Assistant / 1:1 Support Worker

Permanent Position

30 hours per week, term time only
Monday to Friday; 8:45am – 3:30pm
(with the exception of Thursdays which is an 8:30am start)

Salary Grade 8: £24,982 - £27,741 pro rata, per annum
Actual Annual Gross Salary: £17,096 - £18,984

The Cherwell School is a successful comprehensive school in Oxford, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. We are looking to recruit a key member of staff to a role which could have a significant impact on a young person’s life. The successful candidate will become a permanent 1:1 Support Worker for 30 hours per week within our Inclusion team. The role will require you to provide bespoke and individual support for an individual student with special educational needs in the classroom and 1:1 outside the classroom, and to direct and guide other TA colleagues as part of a team working with this student. This would include teaching parts of the GCSE curriculum, developing a bespoke extra-curricular timetable in line with the student’s interests, and providing social skills interventions 1:1 and with small groups. We are looking for a colleague who has a genuine passion for inclusion of all young people in the school community, who has significant experience in developing trusting relationships with children with complex needs, who is keen to develop appropriate de-escalation strategies that are dignified and fair, and who wants to make a real and significant difference to an individual child’s life. We want to appoint a candidate who is truly inclusive, non-judgemental and kind, and who has a flexible and positive approach and enjoys working as part of a team. The job description and person specification give further details about the role and the applicant we would like to attract. If you feel that you would be qualified and would enjoy taking on this role, we would very much look forward to hearing from you.

To apply and for further information visit the website:

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this position please email Martha Hawes, Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)/SENCO on mhawes@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th April 2021 at 9.00am

The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Cherwell School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

NOTE 1: Some cautions, reprimands, warnings and convictions are protected under the DBS filtering process and you do not have to disclose them.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 [exceptions] Order 1975 [2013 and 2020] provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain convictions and cautions are considered "protected." This means that they do not need to be disclosed to an employer and, if they are disclosed, an employer cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found here https://hub.unlock.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/What-will-be-filtered-by-the-DBS.pdf

NOTE 2: if you are under 18 it is no longer a legal requirement for you to disclose any cautions you hold.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
2013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About The Cherwell School

The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford (approximately 2,000 students on roll, including 680 in the Sixth Form). We achieved GCSE progress results in the top 5% of all schools in 2019. We are pleased that we hold an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognize that we have the capacity to develop and improve further. We consider ourselves to be a school which has at its heart “opportunity, responsibility, excellence” and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come. Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and as a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider. We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and work in conjunction with the River Learning Trust to raise standards.

School location

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE

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