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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: (36 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 3, SP5-6 (FTE £27,030 to £27,438 / Actual £23,119 to £23,468)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you ready to change the course of children's lives? We are looking for great people to join the founding team at The Compass School, a small school for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. We are growing and are looking for an amazing behaviour mentor to join our growing team. You could be from a Primary or Secondary, or Special School background, as long as you are excited about working with our amazing pupils and staff to build a brilliant school. We are looking for candidates with the motivation and determination to ensure that students make progress, improve their experience of education and prepare them to lead a fulfilling life.

The Compass School will educate young people between the ages of 7-16 who have a wide range of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many of the pupils may also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Havering and surrounding areas. The school will also be adding to our network of special schools, alongside Sir Peter Hall School, Bury St Edmund’s, Sir Bobby Robson School, Ipswich, The Bridge School, Ipswich and Churchill School, Haverhill. You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for us?

  • We offer termly supervision for all staff to support with your well-being
  • There is an extensive CPD programme, bespoke to our pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs
  • We offer a well-being day to be taken during term time and two-week autumn half term
  • Pupils leave earlier on a Thursday to make sure all staff can do training together
  • Unity Schools Partnership (The Trust) offer staff benefits such as the Cycle to Work Scheme and access to staff support through TELUS.

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 The Compass School

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 16
School size
Up to 60 pupils
Age range
7 to 16

School location

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