7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
32 hours per week, 38 weeks term time only
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
FTE £27,741-£30,451
Actual salary
£19982.75 - £21934.85

Job summary

Are you an inspirational, committed, dynamic higher level teaching assistant or experienced teaching assistant, seeking to join an equally exciting team? If so, Mabel Prichard School have an opportunity for you. We are looking to appoint an experienced teaching assistant with the very highest aspirations for all students, to join our team as a higher level teaching assistant. The role will support the secondary site initially but you would need to be willing to work across both sites if required.
Mabel Prichard is a special school for children from 2 to 19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties and severe learning difficulties. Our classes vary from 9 to 11 students and we have a team of adults working in each. We offer training across a number of areas and support and encourage career development. If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the Gallery Trust vacancies site: https://thegallerytrust.co.uk/recruitment/current-vacancies/ or our vacancies site on https://mabelprichard.org/vacancies/
You will:
● Have English and Maths GCSE or equivalent
● Have experience planning, teaching and assessing students with complex needs
● Have a knowledge of the education, employment and training pathways open to students with special needs on leaving a special school
● Have high aspirations for all students
Mabel Prichard School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in
regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory
“Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.
All applications will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to British values.
For further information please contact Lucy Wawrzyniak, Headteacher on 01865 777878 or email recruitment@mabel-prichard.oxon.sch.uk

Applying for the job

To apply for this post, please email recruitment@mabelprichard.org. You can also download an application form and job pack from our website https://mabelprichard.org/ or from The Gallery Trust website www.thegallerytrust.co.uk

Please submit your application form by Friday 24th September at 12 noon to recruitment@mabelprichard.org or by post. Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfil the essential criteria. We do not accept CVs. If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are employed in a school, must include your current Head Teacher.

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
111 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number

About Mabel Prichard School

At Mabel Prichard School, we believe in:
Motivating our pupils to learn throughout their lives.
Preparing them for a meaningful adulthood.
Encouraging success as individuals and as part of the community.
Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to face challenges; develop independence; prepare for adulthood; discover the world; be safe and develop the skills and knowledge to lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.
Through our strong caring ethos, we support students to respect their whole community, regardless of background, race, gender, faith and disability and to celebrate diversity, so our students are able to develop skills of empathy and tolerance in their life ahead.
We believe education plays a pivotal role in developing as individuals, alongside the vital input from families and other professionals whom we enjoy working closely with. The purpose of the school is to create opportunities through education for each student to value themselves and each other; develop confidence; communicate their thoughts and ideas and to enjoy discovering their strengths to take forward in their life ahead.

School location

Cuddesdon Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6SB

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