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  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

Grade 4 £17,618-£18,212 pa / Grade 5 £18,212 - £19,802pa / Grade 6 £19,802 - £22,697 pa

Pay scale

TA2a Grade 4 / TA2b Grade 5 / TA3 Grade 6 (salary will be dependent on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

“Pupils enjoy attending this thriving and popular school. They feel a strong sense of belonging to the school community. Pupils achieve well and almost all successfully move on to apprenticeships, A levels or other forms of education, employment or training. Staff have high expectations of behaviour and know pupils very well.” Ofsted April 2023.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic person, with the skills and ability to support students and establish positive relationships to promote excellent learning. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a supportive team, committed to ensuring our young people are safe, healthy and supported to achieve.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who will:

  • Assist in the specific medical / care needs of pupils, including intimate personal care such as toileting / changing
  • Develop positive relationships with students to assist their progress and attainment.
  • Model commitment, resilience, patience, hard work and a good sense of humour.
  • Implement structured learning activities, monitor and review pupil achievements relating to their targets

The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of ‘Belong, Believe Achieve’ whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements.

What the school offers its staff

It is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to contribute to our work and benefit from an excellent environment, where all staff are encouraged to progress their careers with us. Our state of the art building ensures that our students and staff have the best learning environment in which to achieve. SJT is a very positive community, with our recent staff survey showing that over 95% of our staff enjoy coming to work and are proud to be part of our school. At SJT we view the professional development of all staff as a priority and you will be joining successful and committed team.

Further details about the role

Salary will be dependent on experience:

TA2a Grade 4 pt 4-6, Actual Annual Salary £17,618 - £18,212pa

TA2b Grade 5 pt 6-11, Actual Annual Salary £18,212 - £19,802pa

TA3 Grade 6 pt 11-19, Actual Annual Salary £19,802 - £22,697pa

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Lynsey Clayton (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.

For an application pack please:

  • download from the college website: www.sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk
  • or email l.clayton@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk
  • or telephone 01282 682313

Send your completed Application form (only the version attached) to: l.clayton@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk

Closing date: 9am Monday 19th February 2024

Shortlisting: Tuesday 20th February 2024

Interviews: w/c 26th February 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks. Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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About Sir John Thursby Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1125 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Mainstream, Foundation, LA maintained, 11-16 Secondary School.

Sir John Thursby Community College is a mixed 11-16, multi-cultural, fully inclusive college which values all students, staff and our community partners. We have over 1,000 students on roll and over 150 staff enjoying working together to provide the best for everyone.

In 2016 Ofsted rated us GOOD in all areas. Our facilities are exceptional for 21st Century learning.

Arranging a visit to Sir John Thursby Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.clayton@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk.

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