13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored


Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £27,803.00 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant job summary


Cicely Haughton School

Westwood Manor

Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, ST9 0BX

Telephone 01782 550202

Headteacher: Mrs J.Hancock

The Trust is committed to the Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Young People and expects all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended. All criminal convictions, cautions and bind-overs must be declared regardless of when they occurred. This information will be treated in confidence.


(Based at our Resource Centre in Stafford)

Required for September 2024

Full Time, Maternity Cover

Salary £25,119 - £27,803) 32.5 hours

Cicely Haughton School are looking for an inspiring and imaginative teaching assistant who is able to support teaching to ensure that learning is fun, practical and creative to provide maternity cover.

This resource base at Tillington Manor Primary School in Stafford has been devised in collaboration with local schools, the Local Authority and Manor Hall Academy Trust to meet the needs of the Stafford district and provide early intervention for pupils to enable them to develop their social and emotional skills through a Nurture based approach whilst continuing their academic learning, resulting in their mainstream placement succeeding. The resource centre has a maximum of 8 pupils with a teacher and two Teaching Assistants.

The provision operates for 8 sessions a week, and 2 sessions a week are utilised for supporting the pupils in their mainstream schools in the Stafford and Stone district, and professional development at Cicely Haughton.

The resource centre opened in January 2020, and we have seen successful pupil reintegration and positive relationships with local schools being established.

Previous experience in a school would be an advantage but the successful candidate will be working alongside two experienced member of staff and have excellent levels of support and supervision. Applicants with a sense of humour, a high level of resilience and capable of maintaining high standards will find the job both stimulating and rewarding.

Our staff present as excellent role models and through interacting positively with children assist in developing their self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence i.e. qualities they need to play a positive role in their home communities.

Your approach and qualities are equally as important as your experience. Previous SEN experience is not necessary as relevant training will be provided. Our priority is to appoint outstanding practitioners who will make a positive contribution to the team.

Please state clearly in your application your strengths and areas of expertise. Whoever you are, you will be committed to promoting the joy of learning and the best educational opportunities for all pupils.

Manor Hall Academy Trust operates an inclusive ethos, and our trustees offer strong leadership to the academy and are committed to honest self-evaluation and continual improvement. They have a wide range of skills and provide challenge and support in equal measure.

Please note that references will be sought prior to interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Informal discussions are welcomed. Please contact Paul Spreadbury directly on 07854650824

Please apply online via My New Term.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 1st July 2024

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th July 2024

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 Cicely Haughton School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
58 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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