18 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,115.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Annual Salary £16,744.68

Special Needs Assistant job summary

31.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.45am – 3.30pm. Term time only (39 weeks). Grade C – Step 1 - Full Time Equivalent Salary £23,115, Actual Annual Salary £16,744.68.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a child-centred approach
  • Be able to create structure for children with SEND needs
  • Have the ability to work in an Early Years, KS1 or KS2 setting
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to a fixed timetable
  • Have experience of working with children with social/communication difficulties in a small group setting.
  • Have the ability to keep pupils motivated and engaged
  • Have a calm but firm approach
  • Be able to adapt and think on your feet
  • Be flexible and willing to learn
  • Be able to attune to a child’s emotional needs
  • Be able to work as part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues
  • Be able to work independently and on your own initiative
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrate excellent behaviour management skills
  • Understand confidentiality and safeguarding procedures

Previous experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs is desirable. We would welcome applications from recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a future career in teaching as well as those who have an interest in supporting and working with children with special needs. If you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office on 01489 737970 to arrange a tour.

The key features of our vision are:

  • Children are at the heart of what we do.
  • We provide ambitious, high quality education for all, with high expectations of success for all in every aspect of school life.
  • A safe, secure, inclusive environment where all pupils are supported and challenged to achieve their full potential.
  • An exciting curriculum with a focus on preparing children to understand the world around them and to make a difference.
  • Encouraging pupils to have creative and enquiring minds as confident, resilient and happy learners with good mental and physical health.
  • Developing genuine partnerships with parents and all members of the school community to enable all to achieve their full potential.
  • Developing a life-long love of learning that extends beyond the curriculum and into the world that we live in.

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School
  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice

If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Monday 10th June 2024

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Boorley Park

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
192 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Boorley Park Primary School opened in September 2019.

We have two forms of entry and the school was built to fill the basic need for more school places as existing schools in the area are at capacity or oversubscribed. Our purpose built school provides a safe and nurturing environment for children and sits at the heart of the community in the new housing development at Boorley Green.

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which includes Wildern School, a further 7-form entry secondary school is planned to open September 2021. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

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