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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday), term time (38 weeks), plus an additional 5 days over the academic year

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary: £20,450pa – reduced pro rata to £15,365pa (actual salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want an exciting and rewarding role working within a team that makes a difference to young people? Are you looking to gain experience within the classroom? If so, your next role awaits you here at Falmouth School.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our staff team. You will be based at Falmouth School which is a friendly, inclusive and highly successful schoolof 980 students, including a growing Sixth Form. At Falmouth School, we expect the utmost diligence and commitment to learning from everyone. We feel very proud to belong to The Roseland Multi-Academy Trust, which consists of three secondary, two small primary schools and a Teaching School Hub.

This is an exciting opportunity within our school and is a key role that will support the learning and education of individual students and small groups with additional needs. You will work closely with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo), and you will join a team of passionate professionals, who are extremely supportive of each other, and who work hard to ensure that students achieve their best.

This exciting and rewarding role requires someone who is patient, flexible, adaptable, a team player and who is also able to show initiative, both in a class situation and with groups/individuals. The successful post holder will be required to administer first aid, assist with medical needs to a range of students including, students with physical disabilities with personal care requirements,including toileting/changing and mobility around the school.

This role suits a variety of backgrounds. If you have previously worked in education, that is advantageous, however, we see many transferrable skills from other sectors that will be relevant to your success in this role.

What the school offers its staff

What you’ll get in return:

  • A unique opportunity to be a key member of staff in a forward-looking, thriving school in the beautiful town of Falmouth in Cornwall;
  • A genuine family atmosphere with high expectations and standards where every student is known and valued;
  • Access to high-quality Continuous Professional Development within the Multi Academy Trust.
  • Competitive salaries, based on skills and experience;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Discounted membership in Trust Sports Hubs (Falmouth & Newquay);
  • Free parking facilities;
  • Employer’s Eye Care Scheme (Specsavers);
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP);
  • TES media access (magazine, podcast and videos).
  • Mileage paid if there is a requirement to travel to different schools within the Trust.

How to apply: Please note a completed application form needs to be submitted (CVs are not an accepted form of application).To apply, please download the support staff application form using the link provided, and once completed send to vacancies@falmouthschool.net to the attention of Mrs Lisa Grigg.

Commitment to safeguarding

Falmouth School, part of The Roseland Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and online searches will be carried out for shortlisted candidates.

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About Falmouth School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
945 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01326 372386

Falmouth School is a friendly, inclusive and highly successful school of 980 students, including a growing Sixth Form. Our ethos is that students achieve their best when they enjoy their learning. We believe every student has a talent, and it is our duty to guide and support each individual on their journey towards greatness. We are proud to be an ambitious 11-18 school with an excellent sixth form in a beautiful setting that serves the historic and vibrant town of Falmouth.

Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. Combining a fascinating maritime heritage and modern creativity, Falmouth is one of the South West’s leading cultural and festival destinations. It is framed by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) along the Helford and Fal Rivers and the Roseland Peninsula, located on the outstanding South West Coast Path, a magnet for walkers, picnickers and families alike.

Our school strive for passion for learning, thirst for knowledge and courage to embrace all challenges in learning with resolute determination. We expect everyone to be able to enjoy a learning environment that is disruption free and where exciting learning happens every minute of the day and we all pursue these highest standards: adults and students. We expect everyone to achieve their best every day and our sense of belonging is mighty as we are a ‘Falmouth Family’.

Falmouth School and Sixth Form is part of The Roseland Multi-Academy Trust, consisting of three secondary schools, two primary schools and a Teaching School Hub. The Trust’s mission is "to provide an outstanding education for our communities, where everyone succeeds" and we put our staff at the heart of everything we do to create a team spirit in our highly successful schools.

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