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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 34 Hours Per Week. Term time plus 1 week only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Scale D, Point 5-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Sidestrand Hall School is a Complex Needs school providing education to pupils aged 7-19 years. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistants, with a genuine passion for supporting students with a variety of complex special educational needs.

Pupil Profile: Varied, including speech and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum condition, social and emotional mental health needs, and learning difficulties.


  • Provide support to learners with a range of complex special educational needs.
  • Support students with speech and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions, social and emotional mental health needs, and learning difficulties.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff members to create a positive learning environment.
  • Assist in the delivery of tailored educational activities and interventions.
  • Help maintain a safe and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Contribute to the assessment and tracking of student progress.

Candidate Profile:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with a genuine interest in working with learners with special educational needs.
  • Flexible approach to work, able to adapt to the varying needs of students.
  • Experience and understanding of special educational needs, autistic spectrum disorder, and safeguarding.
  • Highly motivated with a commitment to supporting student development.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, able to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  • Committed to their own professional development, with a willingness to learn and grow in their role as a Teaching Assistant.

What the school offers its staff

As an employer, we offer the following benefits

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Access to an employee assistance programme who provide counselling and advice
  • Access to musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing CPD

Further details about the role

Before you apply - please see the full job description and person specification in the below link – this will help you to shape your application to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role.


Closing date: 9am 1st July 2024 Interview date: 5th July 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare, it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted.

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About Sidestrand Hall School

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 19
School size
192 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

We are all immensely proud of our School. Sidestrand Hall School caters for pupils aged 7 – 19 years with wide ranging complex needs. The School stands in 15 acres of land on the North Norfolk Coast. We have a range of specialist facilities on site including gardens, greenhouse, woods with a bike trail, a go-kart track, mechanics and construction workshops, science lab, food technology room, sensory room, purpose built Sixth Form and residential units.

Our mission statement demonstrates our purpose as moving Achievement beyond Expectation.

Sidestrand Hall has a highly qualified, skilled and committed staff who guide and support pupils through a range of learning experiences which provide them with the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum differentiated to their needs and the extended curriculum offers opportunities for outdoor learning, developing independence and being an active member of the community.

Every pupil leaves Sidestrand Hall with Nationally recognised qualifications that prepare them for their next steps and work towards the outcomes of the SEN code of Practice, Preparing for Adulthood – Employment/Education, Independent Living, Community Participation and Good Health.

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