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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: The post will be for 32.5 hours per week, term time only. Occasional overtime hours by negotiation. Working hours between 8.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, during school term dates.

Contract type


Actual salary

£18,638 (Term Time Only)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you able to work successfully with boys who have complex neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD / FASD / PDA / PTSD / ODD /Sp.LD / ASD or developmental delay?

Can you keep your head in a crisis?

Can you empathise with chronic social difficulties, and yet keep firm professional boundaries?

Can you maintain professional boundaries whilst working very closely with one child, and his family?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

What the school offers its staff

The post is offered on a permanent basis subject to a suitable probation period being completed. It may be of interest to a new graduate who is considering a career in education, or to an experienced person looking for an interesting career change.

The work will involve working alongside children throughout the school day, to ensure that they can participate in all learning situations and in the wider life of the school, including “after school” clubs each day.

There will be a requirement to uphold all safeguarding procedures and school internal recording processes, to participate in multi-agency meeting, and to make written reports to a good standard of English.

The post will be for 32.5 hours per week, term time only.

Occasional overtime hours by negotiation.

Salary is Grade 6 | Scale Point 12 £24,684 FTE (Actual Salary £18,638 pro rata’d, depending on qualifications and experience).

Working hours between 8.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, during school term dates.

A full, clean driving licence is preferred but not essential.

Job Description, Person Specification and Application Forms can be downloaded from the school website: https://www.polygon.southampton.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by emailing davina.yates@polygon.southampton.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 Noon on Monday 19th June 2023.

Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd June 2023. (Candidates are advised to keep this date free)

Further details about the role

The Polygon School is a specialist school that supports, educates and helps to make a difference to the lives of 72 young men with social, emotional and mental health issues.

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 The Polygon School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 16
School size
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to The Polygon School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email davina.yates@polygon.southampton.sch.uk.

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