Teaching Assistant

Ferndown Middle School, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9UP

34 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    6 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 30 hours per week To be worked across Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 3.20 pm 38 weeks per year, term time only

Contract type


Pay scale

Level 1: Grade C, £10.79 - £10.98 per hour Level 2: Grade D, £11.18 to £11.39 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint committed and enthusiastic Level 1 or Level 2 Teaching Assistants to support children with additional needs to commence in January 2023. Experience of the following would be beneficial for the Level 2 Teaching Assistants - Speech and language and communication difficulties, ASD, ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder)and general learning difficulties.

This is a part-time role, 30 hours per week, to be worked across Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 3.20 pm, 38 weeks per year, term time only.

The postholders will play an important role in supervising the activities of pupils during the teaching period and lunch & break time duty within the school, including both indoor and outdoor areas, ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times. Experience of working with children in an education setting is preferred.

The successful applicant must be able to work as part of a team to support the learning and welfare of pupils in school.

What the school offers its staff

The school will offer all successful applicants:

  • A school committed to your continuing professional development
  • The support and expertise of our experienced and established team
  • Training will be provided as appropriate
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Ferndown Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust – a Trust which prides itself on putting children first always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

It is the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning – who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school, you will be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You will have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we will ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.

Ferndown Middle School is situated in Ferndown adjacent to Ferndown First and Ferndown Upper Schools. The school has up to 600 pupils, covering the age range 9 to 13 years old (year groups 5 to 8).

Further details about the role

The Application Process

Applications must be made on the school’s application form. Please ensure a full work history is completed including any gaps of employment and two referees are given. Please note Ferndown Middle School does not accept CVs in place of an application form. Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted.

Please refer to the job description and person specification which can be found on the schools website.

Vacancies | (fernmid.dorset.sch.uk)

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castleman Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the Person Specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check, an online search on shortlisted applicants, satisfactory references and a health check.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk

Download an application form - 3.03 MB

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About Ferndown Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk.

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