29 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,971.00 - £19,541.00 Annually (Actual)

Senior Teaching Assistant job summary

Polden Bower, is a 160 place special school and has the specialist resources needed to meet the needs of our students. state-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is the PRU within Bridgwater.

We are looking for talented senior teaching assistants to join our growing team of staff. 32.5 Hours per week 39 weeks per year( Term time plus INSET days). Term time hours of work: Monday 08.45am- 4.45pm, Tuesday-Friday 08.45am-3.30pm. Grade 13 actual gross salary £17971-£19541 dependent on experience.

If you feel you have what it takes to work with us and feel passionate about meeting the needs of our student’s, we would very much like to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Provide mentoring for new support staff
  • Provide a professional role model for other staff
  • To support the admin roles of the class teacher in terms of
  • Keeping pupil files up to date
  • Ensuring that resources are prepared and ready for learning
  • To be the first point of call in their absence
  • To teach groups under the direction of the class teacher
  • To teach the whole class, short term in the absence of the class teacher
  • To plan and prepare lessons for groups you are teaching
  • To deliver training to other staff within the federation

In return the school will offer the successful candidate:

  • Full induction program and ongoing professional development
  • Supportive staff team
  • ‘My staff shop’ benefits which include Cycle to Work scheme
  • Onsite subsidised café
  • Provision of free tea/coffee for staff
  • Well-being room and information on well-being approaches
  • Access to Occupational Health Service
  • Free weekly swimming sessions

Enquiries and visits are warmly welcomed, please contact Jo Stamford, HR Assistant, 01278 498386

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

Commitment to safeguarding

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

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About Polden Bower School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Special School

School location

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