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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 31 hours per week* Monday – Friday, 8.20 am to 2.50 pm *Part time hours may be considered. The actual salary will reflect the contracted hours.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade C, SCP 4: £23,114 pro-rata. Actual Salary £16,193 (part time may be considered and the actual salary will reflect the contracted hours.) A pay award is pending and so the salary will be more than published.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint some Learning Support Assistants to support students with additional needs who are under the care of our SEND department.

We are passionate about the importance of inclusion and strongly believe that high quality support is a key factor in ensuring academic success. If you share these views and are dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for all young people then this could be the perfect role for you.

You will:

  • be enthusiastic about giving young people the best start in life;
  • ideally have experience of working with people with SEND;
  • be professional, enthusiastic, self-motivating and able to demonstrate flexibility in your approach;
  • be confident to lead the learning of individual students/small groups;
  • be able to equip students with personalised strategies to become independent in education and life;
  • have a caring, patient nature, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • be a team player, and be able to contribute to the shared responsibility ethos of our school;
  • have or be prepared to have up to date knowledge of the new SEND code of practice.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • a high level of support for all new staff;
  • the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and agencies beyond the College;
  • an exciting and stimulating place to work in a friendly environment.
  • a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities.
  • An exceptional staff benefits package which includes:
      • Access the Local Government Pension Scheme;
      • Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line;
      • Critical incident advice and telephone support;
      • Online health portal and access to the Wisdom App.

The Spires College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a School we are committed to staff’s professional development and invest heavily in ensuring everyone has the support required to be able to carry out their role to a high standard.

Further details about the role

Please see the attached brochure for more information.

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding and to the promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list information.

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About The Spires College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01803 400660

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 bilateral school with a selective stream.

We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do.

As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

The College is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and regularly undertake a full enhanced DBS check.

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