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  • Start date details

    8th January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,707.00 - £25,982.00 Annually (FTE) Actual approx salary £19.995

SEN Teaching Assistant - Level C - Pastoral Care (MIL029BC, 40BC, 41BC, 52BC, 53BC, 54BC, 55BC) job summary

About this role

SEN Teaching Assistant (Level C) - Pastoral Care 

Millgate School

Grade 7 Pay Point 11-14 (£24,707 - £25,982)

35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Permanent & Fixed-term available

Millgate School We are looking for a caring, experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work alongside the class teacher to support learning in class, to join our team and be a proactive integrated member of the School Staff Team.

Why choose Millgate School?

We are an outstanding special school, with children from age 7-16, specialising in SEMH and Autism. Our outcomes for children with EHCPs, in terms of EHCP outcomes, academic achievement and personal growth and attendance, set us apart from school like ours nationally. We have an incredibly diverse team of specialists and professional who place the children at the centre of every decision and we work tirelessly to empower our young people. Our curriculum is inspired by stories. Every child arrives with a story that we make it our business to get to know. Shaped by their narratives and informed by their need, our curriculum sets out an ambitious, chapter by chapter, journey. We develop children’s character and learner behaviour; we ensure they thrive on content that is knowledge rich; we continually weave within this narrative opportunities for lived experiences and we ultimately prepare them to navigate their own successful futures. Often having arrived with stories that they had little control over, our curriculum is unwavering in preparing them to write their next chapters.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To plan and provide specialist support to pupils with identified disabilities, SEN, sensory impairments and complex needs to access a broad and balanced curriculum of education by modifying and adapting learning activities as appropriate.
  • Supports the special education and personal social wellbeing of pupils by adapting and differentiating activities to enable them to access the curriculum under the direction and guidance of teachers or advisory staff.
  • To assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment using detailed specialist knowledge.
  • To support parents and enable them to understand their children’s complex needs and give sound advice in regards of their child’s education.
  • To provide appropriate supervision to individuals or groups in a variety of settings; including school, Pupils home environment or unit monitoring their conduct and behaviour.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification e.g. Teaching Assistant awards, English GCSE (A*-C), Level 2 Basic Skills Literacy, CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education
  • Experience of working with children of the age with which the post is concerned.
  • Knowledge & understanding of at least one area of learning, e.g. English, Maths, Science, SEN, Early Years, and KS 3 Strategy for literacy or numeracy.
  • Able to plan own work and to exercise initiative and independent action.
  • Able to relate well to adults and children their learning difficulties and their needs.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached to support with your application.

What we offer:  

  • Flexible working options
  • Support for continuous professional development in the role
  • Opportunities to visit other organisations for professional learning
  • Highly committed and motivated Team
  • A role which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun
  • Free car parking
  • Annual incremental pay increases with the pay scale range
  • A defined benefit pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - EAP
  • Employee self-service portal.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discounts
  • Dental support
  • Gym discount
  • Be an integral member of the team in a vibrant school
  • Create an outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our children
  • Play a significant part in continuing to develop our school
  • Be part of a wider community of Discovery Schools Trust
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development
  • A established Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues

Potential candidates are welcome to visit the school on Tuesday, 21st November during our assessment showcase event, 3pm-6pm. Please email lrobinson@millgate.discoverytrust.org to let us know of your intention to visit.

Should you be unable to make that evening, email rseal@millgate.discoverytrust.org to arrange a tour.

More about Discovery Schools Trust

Discovery Schools Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence are shared through learning networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding organisations.

Please note that interviews for this position may be made earlier than the stated closing date if a suitable candidate is identified. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly. Early submission will not only ensure consideration for the position but also increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to receiving your application.

Safeguarding Statement: We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references. 

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About Millgate School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 16
School size
125 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

School location

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