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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 35.5 hours per week Monday – Friday, 8.20 am to 3.50 pm (4 pm on Wednesdays)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade D, SCP 5 – 6 £23,500 - £23,893 pro rata Actual salary £18,853 to £19,168 (A national pay award is currently being negotiated with workers’ unions and is pending agreement. Therefore, the salary will be higher than published.)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • We are seeking to appoint a Senior Learning Support Assistant to lead on supporting students with physical and sensory needs. This is a varied role which covers a range of responsibilities such as working closely with students who have medical conditions and/or disabilities, delivering interventions and supporting students with moderate learning difficulties.

    We are passionate about the importance of inclusion and strongly believe that high quality support is a key factor in ensuring academic success. If you share these views and are dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for all young people then this could be the perfect role for you.

    You will:

    • be enthusiastic about giving young people the best possible start in life;
    • ideally have experience of working with people with SEND;
    • be professional, enthusiastic, self-motivating and able to demonstrate flexibility in your approach;
    • be confident to lead the learning of individual students and small groups;
    • be able to confidently deliver training to a small group of colleagues;
    • be able to equip students with personalised strategies to become independent in education and life;
    • have a caring and patient nature, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • be a team player, and be able to contribute to the shared responsibility ethos of our school;
    • have or be prepared to have an up-to-date knowledge of the new SEND code of practice.

What the school offers its staff

The Spires College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a school, we are committed to staff’s professional development and invest heavily in ensuring everyone has the support required to be able to carry out their role to a high standard.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to be part of a large, supportive, effective SEND team;
  • excellent professional development and a wide range of professional opportunities, including significant leadership development opportunities;
  • a high level of support for all new staff;
  • a friendly, supportive environment;
  • an exciting and fulfilling place to work in a friendly environment;
  • a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities;
  • further benefits including free access to the college gym, discounts for external gym memberships and retailers, a salary sacrifice scheme to assist with high value transport and tech purchases and access to a 24 hour employee assistance programme.

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 Bilateral School with a selective stream. We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do and are committed to improving outcomes for young people.

Further details about the role

Please see the attached brochure for more information.

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding and to the promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list information.

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About The Spires College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01803 400660

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 bilateral school with a selective stream.

We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do.

As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

The College is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and regularly undertake a full enhanced DBS check.

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