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  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Permanent | Term-Time Only | 32 Hours Per Week (including one evening until 4pm)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

NJC Scale 3 Point 5-6 £26,193 - £26,625 (Pro-Rata ) Actual Salary Starting from £20,691 - £21,032

What skills and experience we're looking for

Salary: NJC Scale 3 Point 5-6 £26,193 - £26,625 Pro-Rata

Actual Salary Starting from £20,691 - £21,032

Working Arrangements: Permanent | Term-Time Only | 32 Hours Per Week (including one evening until 4pm)

We are currently looking to appoint Teaching Assistants who are able to work in across Primary and Secondary departments. Candidates should ideally have experience of working with children with special needs.

Split over three main sites with additional Satellite provisions, Phoenix supports young people aged between 3 and 19. We are an award-winning and “Outstanding” school (Ofsted, Nov 2018) accredited through the National Autistic Society and praised for our creative approaches. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

The Role

  • Support children and young people in the classroom
  • Assist with personal care
  • Complete relevant training
  • Support the teacher with written records and organisation of activities
  • Record behaviour incidents

What the school offers its staff

The school will provide induction, training and career progression opportunities.

The post would suit an energetic and creative professional who is looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs as well as furthering their own professional development.

Further details about the role

How to apply:

The application form can be found on the School website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk and TES

Please return completed application form to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am 29th September 2023

Shortlisting Date: 2nd October 2023

Interviews & Assessment Date: 9th and 10th October 2023

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates.

If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

If you would like to discuss the post or visit please contact

Sandra Clarke sclarke@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk (Secondary) or

Leanne Woodward lwoodward@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk (Primary)

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff. The Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. All of the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are available on the school's website. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.​

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About Phoenix School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
507 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

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