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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£18,340.00 - £19,951.00 Annually (Actual) Salar dependent on experience

Key Support Worker - Braille job summary

Job title:

Key Support Worker -Braille


Learning Support Team

Reporting to:



Term time (including Inset  Days)




Main purpose of the role

This is a student­ intervention based role, to support a student with Visual Impairment  as identified in their Education, Health and Care Plan.  The role requires use of advanced levels of knowledge and skills when planning, delivering and monitoring in class and intervention support.

Principal responsibilities

In order to raise outcomes for this student with visual impairment, typical duties are:

  • Coordinating and deploying  support with teaching staff and the student, to include support to manage learning environment and curriculum

  • Liaison with external agencies and school to promote and increase outcomes in the classroom

  • Liaise with student and family to ensure attendance at school

  • Meet and greet student before lessons

  • Observe behaviour in lessons and create interventions to support staff and student to achieve outcomes

  • Work with student both inside and outside the classroom, which involves delivering subject interventions for 1:1 support , for example at any times when  the student  cannot access the classroom

  • Plan with and support classroom teachers to motivate the student’s learning by developing and promoting appropriate strategies 

  • Creation of resources to support the student  in reaching their targets

  • Support student to improve study and organisational skills including liaising with teachers to provide lesson outlines for the following week to limit anxiety for the student

  • Attendance at professionals’ planning and training meetings, six times a year

  • Encourage student to be positive, confident and an independent learner through differentiation and support provided

  • Carry out other duties relating to the core purpose of this job specification as required

For all staff

You have specific responsibilities under Health & Safety legislation to ensure that you:

  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety, and that of others affected by what you do, or do not do

  • Cooperate on all issues involving health and safety

  • Use work items provided for you correctly, in accordance with training and instructions

  • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare

  • Report any health and safety concerns to your line manager as soon as practicable


Matthew Arnold School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced DBS checking.

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 Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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