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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored


Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 Annually (Actual) Pay Award Pending

Teaching Assistant job summary

Merryfields School is a 105 place Generic Special School for children aged 4-11 years in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme; we are part of Manor Hall Academy Trust.

We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment in which we give children the best possible start to their education. Staff work hard to maintain a friendly, inclusive and professional atmosphere where nurturing our children’s love of learning is at the heart of everything that we do.

The role:

We are seeking to appoint 5 enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistants to join us as soon as possible. 2 roles will be permanent and 3 roles are on a fixed term basis due to pupil funding, for one year and will end in Summer 2025.

The roles will require an understanding of working with pupils with SEN, dysregulation requiring support through a range of strategies, and a range of communicative needs. The role will be directed by the class teacher.

You will be a caring team player who will have enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to school improvement. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with all stakeholders.

Potential candidates are welcome and encouraged to visit us for an informal discussion and tour of the school. Please contact the school via email hr@merryfields.manorhall.academy

Further information about the school can be found on our website www.merryfieldsschools.co.uk

The closing date for applications 09:00 on Friday 31st May 2024

Interviews will take place on Friday 14th June 2024

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please note all applications should be made using www.mynewterm.com CVs will not be accepted.

Merryfields school is a multi-cultural and diverse school and actively encourages applications from all candidates.

Merryfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the Safeguarding Policy is available on the school website. This position is subject to Safer Recruitment checks including an Enhanced DBS check which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

By engaging in this recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance 2023.

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 Merryfields School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
School size
108 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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