12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,189 - £22,777 (pay award pending)

Actual salary

£14,938 - £16,058 (pay award pending)

Pay scale

NJC 4 - 8

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching Assistants play a vital role in our SEND support and provision as part of the SEND Team which is led by the SENDCO andthe SEND Lead Practitioner. They arefully immersed into our subject departments, working closely with subject leaders/teachers both in the classroom and during departmental meetings to ensure students with SEND make excellent progress. Teaching Assistants support students through 1:1 interventions, small group work as well as main classroom support.

Qualified HLTAs are encouraged to apply as well as graduates who are considering a career in teaching.

What the school offers its staff

Employee Benefits

Support Staff


  • Provision of all necessary IT equipment.

Lifestyle and wellbeing

  • Attractive salary and pension
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Free one-to-one wellbeing support
  • Family friendly policies
  • Onsite parking facilities and cycle storage
  • Free access to the school’s Gym
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gift cards via Voucher Store
  • Techscheme – save money on the latest tech from Apple and Currys PC World
  • A comprehensive range of staff social events throughout the year
  • Our dining centre and Pit Stop Cafe are open between 8:00am and 1:30pm every day.

Professional development

  • Support to complete further academic study and professional qualifications.

Statutory and other benefits

  • A wide range of statutory benefits including sick pay etc.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

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About Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1772 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Bournside is the largest comprehensive 11-18 school in Gloucestershire. We are an established single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2022), wide catchment, and a strong presence in the community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their post-16 study. Bournside is a mixed, non-denominational academy school for students aged 11 to 18. It is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It settled in its current location of Warden Hill in the early part of the 1970s and converted to academy status in 2011.

Arranging a visit to Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk.

School location

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