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  • Job start date

    3 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Permanent variable, 36.25 hours per week, 39 working weeks per year (includes CPD days) plus holdays (45.4506 paid weeks per year)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,350 FTE

Pay scale

Actual salary £22,503.78 per annum (£13.66 per hour)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please note that this role is based at Budehaven ARB within Budehaven Community School, Valley Road, Bude, EX23 8DQ

We are looking for someone with initiative and a willingness to become an active member of our friendly and professional ARB, where meeting the learning potential of our students is our highest priority. The successful candidate will be required to work alongside class teachers and Teaching Assistants and to follow any recommendations/guidance from multi agency teams. Experience of supporting students with complex and multiple learning needs or disabilities is a must, along with the confidence to manage emotional or behavioural difficulty.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A good understanding of safeguarding children
  • High quality planning, annotation and recording skills
  • An ability to work on their own initiative and be self-motivated.

What the school offers its staff

In return, as well as your salary, the following benefits would form part of your total reward:

  • 37 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) from start of employment with the Trust
  • Local Government or Teachers Pensions Scheme
  • Employees Assistance Programme to support staff wellbeing
  • Discounts on new O2 phone contracts and access to ‘Extra Special’, the Trust’s employee benefits and perks hub, which included hundreds of retailer discounts and wellbeing portal
  • Simply Health Plan – supporting our employees, and their families, with health care costs
  • Extra Special Membership, offering discounts on supermarket and other shopping
  • Discounted gym memberships with Better Leisure
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Microsoft Office 365 Licences, you are able to use your work account to use excel, word and office packages on your home computer
  • Eye Test Reimbursements
  • First Aid & Fire Warden Allowances
  • Long Service Vouchers

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants should also be aware that an online search will be undertaken for all shortlisted candidates.

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 fweller@pencalenick.org

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About Pencalenick School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
177 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Phone number
01872 520385

Pencalenick School is a vibrant and progressive SEN school based in Cornwall providing high quality education and support for pupils aged 11-16 with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Pencalenick School also has the benefit of four outreach Area Resource Bases (ARBs) which are based within mainstream schools at Budehaven, Brannel, Falmouth and Mount Charles. Two of our ARBs offer primary provision and two offer secondary provision.

Pencalenick School and the ARBs are members of the Special Partnership Trust, an ambitious and inspiring collaboration of specialist provision in Cornwall, with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone.

Arranging a visit to Pencalenick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@pencalenick.org.

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