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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 August 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 33.5 hrs/week, term time only + 5 training days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

N4 £21,575 - £22,777 per annum (actual salary £16,754 - £17,688)

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Excellent classroom practitioner.
  • An understanding of the educational environment and teaching of pupils with learning difficulties.
  • A clear understanding of the Special Needs Assistant’s role.
  • Ability to support the teaching of pupils with learning difficulties.
  • A clear vision of how the role can be used to ensure pupil progression and effective delivery of their learning.
  • An understanding of assessment, recording and reporting processes.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • DfE recognised Teaching Assistant qualification, Special Needs Assistant qualification or Nursery Nurse qualification – equivalent to Level 2.
  • Ability to demonstrate good contribution to assisting teaching in present school.
  • Experience of assisting in the teaching of National Curriculum to pupils with learning difficulties.

What the school offers its staff

  • A friendly and supportive team of staff across the Trust who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
  • An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated
  • A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • A supportive Trust, Trustees and Local Advisory Committee members
  • Further professional development appropriate to the role

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 Thomas Bewick School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
314 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0191 605 3899

Thomas Bewick School is a specialist provision for autistic children and young people. We cater for children and young people aged 4 -19 years with a range of abilities and differences associated with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and all of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The school is arranged over three different sites and our relevant, exciting and challenging curriculum is taught and supported by a team of caring, friendly and dedicated staff who are trained in a range of ASC specific approaches and strategies. All of our pupils have access to an autism specific environment with a range of specialist facilities and activities available to support different aspects of their learning and development.

At Thomas Bewick School, we are committed to developing the whole child, not just their academic ability.

Our school motto is ‘Growth Through Understanding’ and this underpins everything we do. We believe that ‘growth’ occurs when each pupil is seen as an individual and when their own unique skills, interests and talents are nurtured and encouraged. We care very much about the success of every pupil but ‘understand’ and respect that success for each of our pupils may look very different. We also appreciate that in order to continue to grow and succeed as a school, we need to work closely with parents, carers, families and our multi-agency colleagues to develop our ‘understanding’, expertise and specialism.

Our school is a welcoming community where everyone should feel safe, secure, valued and respected and where we have a shared commitment to providing the best possible learning opportunities for each and every pupil. We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all of our pupils so that when the time comes, they are confident and ready to take their next steps in life.

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