2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    20 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (4 years)
Dorset Grade 5 / SCP 4-6 (FTE)

Job summary

We are looking for someone, preferably with previous experience of supporting pupils with SEND, to work alongside teachers; promote a love of learning for our pupils and to enable them to make progress.  Experience of working with children with a physical disability would be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will: Work as part of a strong team with other teaching assistants and teaching staff. Have the patience and the resourcefulness to support and inspire our pupils with their learning, helping to unlock their potential. Develop personal, social and emotional needs of pupils. Establish positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents. Have excellent communication skills. 

Applying for the job

Applications can be made or downloaded via www.dorsetforyou.com. Individual CVs will not be accepted. You can also find further details about the school and its facilities via the school website.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
School size
592 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Contact email
Contact phone number
01305 265651

About Dorchester Middle School

Dorchester Middle School converted to become a Single Academy school on 1 June 2012. There are currently 589 pupils, with a 5-form entry at Year 5. 

On leaving Dorchester Middle School, pupils usually transfer to the neighbouring Thomas Hardye School (THS), which is part of the Wessex Multi Academy Trust. 

Dorchester Middle School is part of a pyramid of local schools, receiving pupils from Damers First School and Prince of Wales First School in Dorchester as well as local village first schools. 

There are strong links and good working relationships with all of the feeder First Schools and the Thomas Hardye School, which enables smooth transition between the various stages of our pupils’ education. The school is also part of the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP), designed to enhance and benefit learning within the pyramid. 

Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage and the proportion of pupils with English as a second language is well below average. 

Arranging a visit to Dorchester Middle School

Due to current restrictions, you are welcome to arrange a school visit after school hours.  However, there is a virtual tour of the school on the school website.  https://www.dorchestermid.dorset.sch.uk/virtual-school-tour/ 

If you would like further information or to speak to the Headteacher, before submitting an application, please contact the Headteacher PA, Ali Araya on 01305 265651 or via email: aaraya@dmsschool.co.uk 

School location

Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HS

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