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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary £17,178 per annum

Special Support Assistant job summary

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy is looking for a Special Support Assistant working 32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days (39 weeks per year). The working hours are: 8.45am – 3.45pm Monday - Friday

Are you committed, enthusiastic, with good communication and teamwork skills? Do you have experience of working with young people with special needs? Do you have the aspiration and desire to make a difference?

Then we would love to hear from you!

About us:

Our school caters for children from 3 to 16 with complex physical, medical and sensory needs. We have an evolving school population of 100+ pupils with ever more complex needs. Our special school is in purpose built accommodation, has an outstanding reputation for the personal development or our pupils and holds inclusion at its heart. We were rated Good (Ofsted November 2021).

There are over one hundred multi-disciplinary staff on site, working to meet our children's educational, health, physical and emotional development.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential. OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.

About the role:

The main duties are to assist students who need additional support, either individually or in small groups, with learning, physical, medical and personal care. You will provide exceptional care, guidance and support, so that pupils thrive and make excellent progress in their personal development.

Ideally you will have experience of working with children in a similar role, although training will be given. We offer excellent support to our staff ensuring that all get the additional support and training they need and opportunities to build upon their experience.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact sharon.newman@thomaswolseyoa.co.uk

The closing date is Tuesday May 21st 2024, early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should a suitable candidate be found.

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

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 Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

SEND School, ages 3 - 16

School location

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