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  • Start date details

    02nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,439.94 Annually (Actual)

Specialist Teaching Assistant for the Deaf job summary

Specialist Teaching Assistant for the Deaf

About the Role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Specialist Teaching Assistant for the Deafto work with deaf children across the curriculum. This is a new part time, term time post within our Hearing Resource Base. Working 27.9167 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. The person appointed will have good communication and interpersonal skills. The Specialist Teaching Assistant will work closely with The Teacher of the Deaf/Hearing Resource Base Manager to ensure deaf students across the 11-16 age range have their needs met.

Our School

At Sheldon, we are unapologetic in our approach to ensuring that every student can thrive regardless of social background, academic ability or special educational need. We give students a better chance of success than if they attended any other school. We pride ourselves on having the highest expectations of all students and staff. We are passionate about working together with parents to ensure success for all our pupils. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that improves the life chances of all students.

Our Values

Be kindmeans that we are thoughtful and considered about how we treat ourselves and others and we always show gratitude.

Be brave means that we are confident learners who contribute in lessons. We don’t make excuses and we accept that we all make mistakes and learn from them.

Be the best you means we give 100% each and every day to be the best we can be. We believe that success comes through showing ambition, grit and stamina.

How to make an application

To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

The vacancy closes on Monday 15th July 2024 at noon. Please note if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this job role earlier.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Lindsay Freeman on 01249 766020 or at lfreeman@sheldonschool.co.uk.

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 Sheldon School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1626 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Sheldon School is a large mixed secondary school and sixth form in Chippenham, Wiltshire for students aged 11 to 18 and is the largest school in Wiltshire. Since April 2011, it has been an Academy.

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