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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    12 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time 30 hours per week Monday - Friday. Part time 22.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

Contract type


Actual salary

30 hrs actual £17,243 / 22.5 hrs actual £12,932

What skills and experience we're looking for

Your contribution
- support and motivate the children and encourage independent learning
- to contribute, monitor and record pupils progress
- encourage and support good behaviour acting as a positive role model
- is able to deal with challenging behaviour and provide welfare support in accordance with school policies

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer you?
- Competitive salary with regular salary progression
- Opportunities for CPD
- Free on-site parking
- Pension Scheme
- Support and training
- Monday – Friday working pattern
- Excellent development opportunities to grow within a positive and supportive team
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

What will you need?
- previous experience of working with children within a school setting is desirable
- proven teaching strategies such as PECS
- Excellent communication skills
- ability to liaise with staff at all levels
- have enthusiasm, reliability and resilience
- strong sense of team work
- Understand the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding
- Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent)

Further details about the role

Working with young people can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying jobs. It can be hard and resilience must be high, but building these relationships with young people, being their constant and believing in their value can significantly change their future - the rewards will certainly outweigh the challenges!

Springwell School is located on the edge of the city of Southampton and is adesignated day special school for children aged from 4 - 11 years with complex learning difficulties including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviours.

The school encourages a supportive and positive learning ethos that enables both staff and pupils to work and learn together to develop their full potential, providing the highest possible standards of education and support to children, families and staff.

We are looking to recruit to a number of Special School Assistant vacancies across all key stages who are committed, motivational and have the enthusiasm to make a difference to our pupils’ lives.

In our recently published Ofsted inspection report (June 2023), we are exceptionally proud to be maintaining our Outstanding rating for the 4th consecutive time with Ofsted commenting, ‘Staff are proud to work in the school. One said, ‘We’re a really strong team’. They feel that leaders are thoughtful about workload and responsive to feedback.’

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they are challenging, but always positive!

Commitment to safeguarding

Springwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre-employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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About Springwell School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
271 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
02380 445981

Springwell is a designated day special school for pupils with complex learning difficulties aged from 4 – 11 years. Many pupils have associated disabilities including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviour.
We are located on the edge of the city in Thornhill, Southampton with an additional 4 off site provisions located at mainstream schools across the city.

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