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  • Job start date

    3 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£9,287.00 Annually (Actual) Approximate annual salary £9,287 (monthly £773)

Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant job summary

Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant required at Polden Bower Special school due to the continued growth of our school. Fixed term contracts with a start date of 4 September 2024.

32.5 hours per week 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days) Term time hours of work: Monday 08.45 am – 4.45 pm Tuesday - Friday 08.45 am to 3.30 pm.

Approximate annual salary £9,287 (monthly £773)

Polden Bower, is a 160 place special school and has the specialist resources needed to meet the needs of our students. state-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is the 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.

Delivery will take place at either Taunton or Bridgwater Campus.

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
  • Onsite subsidised café
  • Provision of free tea/coffee for staff
  • Wellbeing room and information on wellbeing approaches
  • Access to Occupational Health Service

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

Polden Bower 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 checks will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

Commitment to safeguarding

Polden Bower 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

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About Polden Bower School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Special School

School location

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