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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - Term time only plus staff training days. 28.5 hours per week, 8.15am to 2.40pm. Monday to Friday.

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 5 SCP 5-6 £11.18 to £11.39 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to internal promotion and increased numbers of students, we are delighted to be able to offer further opportunities within our school community.

We require Teaching Assistants to work with an established team supporting specific students with special educational needs, both in class and in a 1:1 situation.

We would welcome applications from experienced teaching assistants or from graduates and others considering a career in teaching or caring professions. If you are currently finishing your degree, thinking about teaching then come and join us as a TA for a year, gain paid training, experience and insight into the education profession before deciding on your next step.

Applicants should:-

Ø Relate well to young people

Ø Be dedicated to ensure the students’ needs are met

Ø Be understanding of students’ additional educational needs

Ø Have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English A*-C (essential requirement)

Ø Be advised this can be a physically demanding role

What the school offers its staff

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

Ø CPD opportunities and training and development programmes.

Ø Personalised induction, supported by a mentor.

Ø Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Ø A tax efficient Childcare Scheme through salary sacrifice.

Ø Access to health and wellbeing support.

Ø Private Healthcare Plan including 24/7 access to a GP by phone, gym discounts, cashback for optical, dental and other appointment expenses for employees and their children.

Ø Access to staff benefits and discounts portal through Dorset Council.

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About Ferndown Upper School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
Phone number
01202 871243

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Upper School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email andreabaxter@fernup.dorset.sch.uk.

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