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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: Permanent variable, 25 hours per week over 4 days per week, 39 working weeks per year (includes CPD days)

Contract type


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

This role is based at Brannel ARB, situated within Brannel School.

Brannel ARB 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. We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic TA to work as part of a wider team at Brannel ARB to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for someone with initiative and a willingness to become an active member of our friendly and professional ARB, where meeting the learning potential of our students is our highest priority. The successful candidate will be required to work alongside class teachers and teaching assistants and to follow any recommendations/guidance from multi agency teams. Experience of supporting students with complex and multiple learning needs or disabilities is a must, along with the confidence to manage emotional or behavioural difficulty.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A good understanding of safeguarding children
  • High quality planning, annotation and recording skills
  • An ability to work on their own initiative and be self-motivated.

What the school offers its staff

  • 36 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) from start of employment with the Trust
  • Local Government or Teachers Pensions Scheme
  • Employees Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on new O2 phone contracts and access to ‘Extra Special’, the Trust’s employee benefits and perks hub, which included hundreds of retailer discounts and wellbeing portal
  • Simply Health Plan – supporting our employees, and their families, with health care costs
  • Discounted gym memberships with Better Leisure
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Microsoft Office 365 Licences, you are able to use your work account to use excel, word and office packages on your home computer
  • Eye Test Reimbursements
  • First Aid & Fire Warden Allowances
  • Long Service Vouchers

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. Applicants should also be aware that an online search will be undertaken for all shortlisted candidates.

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About Pencalenick School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
177 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Phone number

Pencalenick School is a vibrant and progressive SEN school based in Cornwall providing high quality education and support for pupils aged 11-16 with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Pencalenick School also has the benefit of four outreach Area Resource Bases (ARBs) which are based within mainstream schools at Budehaven, Brannel, Falmouth and Mount Charles. Two of our ARBs offer primary provision and two offer secondary provision.

Pencalenick School and the ARBs are members of the Special Partnership Trust, an ambitious and inspiring collaboration of specialist provision in Cornwall, with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone.

Arranging a visit to Pencalenick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@pencalenick.org.

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