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    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 2 (£21,879 - £23,961 FTE) Actual Salary £17,043 - £18,665

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Buckingham School is seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. The successful candidate will be working to support students with special educational needs or disabilities in the classroom mostly, though not exclusively in English, Maths and Science. We are looking for colleagues who enjoy working with young people, have a flexible and positive approach and enjoys working as part of a team. We will also need you to support with First Aid as and when required.

We are a thriving school with over 1000 students on roll, ranging from students aged 11-18.

Whilst academic achievement lies at the heart of what we do, we never forget the importance of fostering mutual respect and decency amongst our pupils. We believe that all our children have something to offer, and we are driven by a desire to find areas where each of them can excel.

We strive for “Success for All”. We pride ourselves on our key objectives:

  • A vibrant, exciting learning community
  • Students develop knowledge, skills and qualities - and the qualifications – needed to thrive in life and work
  • Innovation to enhance all learning opportunities
  • Student ownership and responsibility
  • A supportive and respectful environment
  • An inclusive and proud school community
  • Strong parent engagement and bond

The successful candidate will:-

Support the Student

  • To develop an understanding of the specific needs of pupils to be supported
  • To develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs relevant to the school and pupils
  • To aid the pupil/s to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and individually, inside and outside of the classroom.
  • To establish a supportive relationship with the pupil/s concerned
  • To establish acceptance and inclusion of the pupil/s in the classroom
  • To manage pupil/s as advised by the SEND Manager and Class Teacher
  • To use methods of promoting / reinforcing the pupils’ self esteem
  • To ensure the safety of the pupil/s while in your care
  • To carry out any specific duties as outlined in the pupil/s Individual Support Plan.

Support the SEND Manager and Class Teacher

  • To assist the SEND Manager and Class Teacher to develop a suitable programme of support and then carry out the programme, within the classroom or in a withdrawal situation.
  • To maintain the SEN team’s system of recording and monitoring of pupils’ progress.
  • To provide feedback about pupils’ difficulties and/ or progress to the SEND Manager and Class Teacher.
  • To write reports about the pupil/s’ progress as requested by the SEND Manager.
  • To participate in the evaluation of the support programme, with the SEND Manager and Class Teacher.
  • To help adapt/ find differentiated materials to enable pupil/s to access the class curriculum.
  • To report any problems about arrangements or any incidents to the SEND Manager, or if unavailable, to the Class Teacher.

Support the School

  • Where appropriate, to foster links between home and school
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of the SEN Team
  • To contribute to Annual Review meetings, as appropriate
  • To participate in relevant professional development
  • To be aware of / follow school policies and procedures
  • To maintain confidentiality about home- school / pupil- teacher/ school work matters
  • To complete any other task as directed by the Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

  • A personalised approach to Professional Development
  • A role in a school that has a clear vision
  • Students with positive attitude and a willingness to succeed
  • A supportive and inclusive staff environment

Commitment to safeguarding

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in the school.
The Buckingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, Disclosure & Barring Service and online screening in line with the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ act.

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About Buckingham School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Buckingham Secondary School is an Ofsted rated “Good” School, which is only the start of what we can achieve. The school encompasses a rich and harmonious multicultural community and is committed to the development of all students, with the majority staying on in the Sixth Form.

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