Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

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  • 30 Hours per week, Term time only plus 2 INSET days 8.50am – 4.15pm Monday, 8.50am – 3.25 pm Tuesday – Friday

Contract type


Actual salary

£16,063 – 16,332 Per year

Additional allowances

plus £994 SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Addington School is a large all age outstanding special school catering for pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities, many of whom also have associated sensory, motor, medical and behavioural needs.

We are currently recruiting Learning Support Assistants to work at our main school site based in Woodley and are particularly interested to hear from applicants with an interest in supporting pupils in our Access Department which offers bespoke learning to each individual pupil providing the best opportunities for developing learning, communication and social skills.

The majority of learners in the Access department range from age 8 – 19 years, with a range of developmental and physical needs.

Providing support to the class teacher, you will assist with the general management of pupils, preparing the classroom, setting out resources and supporting with pupils’ individual needs.

You will support with management of pupils with difficult and dangerous behaviours and implement behaviour management plans as required.

Using your previous experience and knowledge of supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, you will have the ability to work 1-2-1 with pupils or with small groups whilst recognising that each child has specific needs.

You will have the ability to adapt strategies based on pupils’ age and physical presentation.

With the ability to work independently or as part of a team, you will nurture and develop pupils through careful and sensitive support and intervention and will understand the pressure and requirement that this entails.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a special school judged ‘outstanding’ with a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team
  • An environment committed to staff development and growing leadership
  • Membership of an inclusive learning community with SEND expertise
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Free Car Parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Wellbeing Group, Flu Vaccinations, Access to Private Medical Scheme

What the school offers its staff

Please contact Amanda Cherry, HR Manager on 0118 966 9073 if you wish to discuss any further information.

To apply, please submit an application form before the closing date -

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Addington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All employees of Addington school are required to undergo safeguarding checks which will include reference checks and enhanced DBS checks.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Addington School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
273 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

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