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  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£7,661.00 Annually (Actual) Approximate annual salary £7,661 (monthly £638)

Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant job summary

Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant required at Avalon school due to the continued growth of our school.

32.5 hours per week 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days) Term time hours of work: Mon, Wed, Thur,Fri 08.45 am – 3.30 pm Tuesday 08.45 am to 4.45 pm.

 Approximate annual salary £7,661 (monthly £638)

Avalon School is a special school which meets the needs of a range of students. Our curriculum focuses on the core skills, English, Maths and Phonics and we carefully support our students' communication and sensory needs.

This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is PRU within Bridgwater

We are looking for talented apprentice teaching assistants to join our growing team of staff. If you feel you have what it takes to work with us and feel passionate about meeting the needs of our student’s, we would very much like to hear from you.

You will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience, flexibility, empathy and creativity
  • An understanding of how children and young people with additional needs learn
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • Have the ability to build professional, positive and trusting relationships with children, young people and families

Apprenticeship Summary : Advanced Level 3 Expected Duration-18 Months

  • NFCE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional skills in Math and English at Level 2, If required ( exemptions apply) 
  • GCSE or Equivalent in English and Math ( Grade A-C/9-4) desirable

The Training provider in partnership with the employer will follow the scheme of work to provide all necessary learning in work place to fulfill the requirements of the employer occupational brief. Functional Skills in ICT at Level 2 will also be included in college days.

In return the school will offer the successful candidate:

  • Full induction program and ongoing professional development
  • Supportive staff team
  • ‘My staff shop’ benefits which include Cycle to Work scheme
  • Provision of free tea/coffee for staff
  • Access to Occupational Health Service

Enquiries and visits are warmly welcomed, please contact Jo Stamford on 01278 496386.

Avalon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out  as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

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 Avalon School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
65 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Avalon is a Specialist School for students aged 11-19 situated in the town of Street. Our school vision is ‘Learning for Life’ – together with our parents and the learners themselves - we aim to teach skills for the whole of life.

Avalon school is committed to developing the skills of all staff and offer a rich CPD programme. Successful candidates will join a friendly and supportive team of staff who are committed to achieving high standards for all pupils.

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