13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,354.00 - £19,954.00 Annually (Actual) SP5-7 (£27,030-£27,855 FTE)

Level 2 Teaching Assistant job summary

30 hours per week, 8.25am-3.10pm

If you would like to work in an outstanding school, with outstanding students – we would love to hear from you.

This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about providing excellent support and guidance for young people with SEND. This is also a wonderful opportunity for someone who is considering a career related to education and/or SEND provision, (including teaching at either secondary or primary level, educational psychology, mentoring, charity work, social work) to gain experience and learn first-hand from a very experienced and committed team of professionals, including external professionals and agencies, such as Educational Psychology and Autism Advisory Teams and Speech and Language Therapists.

The successful candidate will work alongside and under the guidance of the SENDCo and will be required to support individual students and small groups.

Why work at The Compton School, part of the Middlesex Learning Trust?

  • You will be joining a highly successful school with a national profile of excellence in teaching and learning, teacher training and student outcomes
  • You will be working in an outstanding Curriculum Support Department alongside experienced and knowledgeable teaching and support staff
  • Collaborative opportunities for sharing of best practice across the Trust
  • Exceptional professional development: The Compton School works alongside a local Teaching School Hub to deliver key professional development programmes. The Outstanding Teacher Assistant Programme is also a fully funded CPD opportunity which is facilitated on site
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including a 2-week Autumn half term, scheduled INSET days, staff-run Wellbeing Team, staff socials, a staff choir, cakes in the staffroom every Friday, a cycle-to-work scheme and wellbeing afternoons.

Who are we?

We are a massively oversubscribed school that has had five Outstanding OFSTED inspections in succession, most recently in March 2024. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely put the school within the top 10% of schools nationally for progress.

At The Compton we understand that our brilliant teachers and TAs make a difference to the life chances of our students every day by helping them to secure outstanding outcomes. We always strive to appoint the very best teachers and support staff and once in post we provide a workplace environment that ensures their needs are fully met now and in the future.

The Compton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are proud of our diverse school community, and we are committed to delivering our ethos of ‘Excellence for All’ in an inclusive and supportive working environment in which everyone is valued. 

For a confidential and informal conversation to discuss this opportunity, please contact Charlotte Maginnis (Assistant H-T/SENDCo) on 020 8216 8028.

Are you the right person to join our team? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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

Commitment to safeguarding

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

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About The Compton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Compton school is part of Middlesex Learning Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust. We are a hugely oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four consecutive outstanding OFSTED reports, the most recent being in January 2018. The Compton has a national profile for excellence in teaching and learning, in leadership, and for student outcomes. It is also a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre and the Headteacher is an experienced National Leader of Education. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely putting the school within the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

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