4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Immediate and September 2024 starts available.

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 30.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for


Maths and English GCSE grade C or above

Have good skills in basic communication, literacy and numeracy

Previous experience working in a school.

Willingness to take on new challenges. This position will include extensive training annually covering Safeguarding, TeamTeach, personal care and medical certificates depending on the needs of class (feeds, epilepsy training, etc.)

A warm and empathetic personality is vital, as is a desire to work professionally with others to ensure we provide the best possible support for our pupils.

SEN experience

Demonstrates an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

Demonstrates an awareness, understanding and commitment to equal opportunities

Be flexible to work independently in a responsible manner

Constructively support the positive ethos of the school by being self-aware and taking personal responsibility for being part of the broader team

Respect confidentiality.


Childcare or Education related qualification

Confident to work independently with a group of children

1 years’ experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviours, severe physical and/or learning difficulties is desirable for this position.

What the school offers its staff

Nancealverne School is a highly successful Academy Trust School that lies in the heart of Penzance, Cornwall. We provide a specialist- high quality, relevant and balanced education for young people aged 3-19 who have moderate tocomplex learning difficulties. This focuses on individual, personal, and academic achievement, setting high expectations for all.

The school is a member of the Special Partnership Trust, an ambitious and inspiring collaboration of specialist provision in Cornwall, with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone.

Further details about the role

Due to an exciting expansion of Nancealverne School and increased pupil numbers from September 2024, we are seeking to appoint a number of energetic and enthusiastic SEN Teaching Assistants to work as part of a wider team at Nancealverne School. We have several positions available, to start immediately and for September 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to jjackson@nancealverne.org.uk

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About Nancealverne School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
94 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number

At Nancealverne school we are committed to and passionate about the learning and progress of our pupils. Staff and governors have high aspirations for our children and young people through a broad and varied curriculum; highly structured; differentiated and personalised learning programmes. We provide a specialist; high quality and relevant education for young people aged 3-19 who have moderate to complex learning difficulties. This focuses on individual, personal and academic achievement-setting high expectations for all.

Arranging a visit to Nancealverne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jjackson@nancealverne.org.uk.

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