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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£14,752 - £16,287

Job summary

This will be a permanent contract with a start date to commence ASAP

32.5 hours per week 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days)

Term time hours of work: Monday 08:45 am – 4:45 pm Tuesday - Friday 08:45 am to 3:30 pm.

Salary range for Grade 13, point 6 – 11 £14,752 - £16,287 (actual annual gross salary)

Dependent on experience

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our Well-being Team supporting students across the school sites.

The successful candidate will be required to work with a range of our students and the staff supporting them. This will include working alongside professionals to implement physio programs, ensuring specialist equipment is in place and supporting some students to access learning from home.

It may be necessary to attend clinics, again liaising with professionals, parents and staff about changes to medication, feeding regimes and intimate care plans. Also writing and reviewing individual care & medical plans.

Training in and delivering manual handling and writing and reviewing manual handling plans. Training in the Halliwick method, focusing upon teaching all students but in particular those with physical and learning difficulties to participate in water activities, to move independently in water and to swim.

If you would like to apply please do so by submitting an application form covering any training you have undertaken and how that will support you in this role? Also please include in your application what qualities and skills you have that you can bring to the Health & Well Being Team?

For further information regarding this role please ask to speak to Fleur Cutler – Health & Wellbeing Lead on 01278 496386

This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is the PRU within Bridgwater. Our new school, is a 160 place special school and has the specialist resources needed to meet the needs of our students. state-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. Our sixth form is based at a new purpose built site “Centre for Independence” in Albert Street in Bridgwater.

Closing date: Monday 17 January 2022 at midday

Interview date: TBC

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Polden Bower School, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4GU

Tel: 01278 496386     Email:

Age range: 4-19

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

About Polden Bower School

Special School

School location

Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU

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