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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

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  • 34.5 hours per week full time - Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 4:00, Friday 8:30 - 3:30 Part time working and shorter working days will be considered

Contract type

Fixed term - Temporary in the first instance until 31 August 2024 when it will be reviewed

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 £21,575 – £21,968 Pro-rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Seven Hills School requires a number of enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistants who would enjoy working in a happy and supportive school.

The successful candidates will join us to complete a strong team and contribute to the school’s success. Candidates need to have a calm, friendly and positive approach to all our students and be able to demonstrate a commitment to being part of our caring school community.

Governors are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are able to relate well to young people with a range of complex needs including severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, physical disabilities and communication difficulties.  In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex behavioural needs.

What the school offers its staff

You will need to work collaboratively within a staff team and with visiting therapists. The successful applicants will provide high quality support for the learning, personal care, communication and physical needs of students, working across a range of ages and abilities.

You should have experience of managing students with challenging behaviour, be Team Teach trained and have a willingness to develop this further. As a Teaching Assistant you are required to take an interest in each child, encouraging their learning and development and ensuring their safety.

The school has a large post 16 provision based at The Bridge, which is a site on the Talbot/Newfield campus at Norton Lees S8. We have vacancies at this site and at the main school on Granville Road, staff may be required to work at either site, this will be dependent on the skills and experience of the applicant.

Teaching Assistants also contribute towards students’ formal and informal assessment and help build effective relationships between home and school.

All Teaching Assistants are required to be proficient in Safe Moving and Handling techniques and Team Teach.  Training will be provided as necessary. A knowledge of Makaton, basic ICT skills and experience of working with students with disabilities, learning difficulties, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour would be an advantage but professionals with a positive attitude who are committed to their own professional development will also be considered. 

For further information about the school, please visit our website www.sevenhillslearning.co.uk

Application packs and further details can be obtained from Tracy Mycroft, Human Resources Manager, Seven Hills School, Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RJ, tel 3082003, e mail tmycroft@sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk and to whom completed forms should be returned. Visits to the school are welcomed.

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 Seven Hills School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
212 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0114 3082003

Seven Hills School is a co-educational secondary special school co-located with a Catholic High School near the centre of the city. We cater for pupils from 11 to 19 years of age. The school is maintained by Sheffield Local Authority (LA).

All pupils have learning difficulties and many have other associated difficulties relating to communication, behaviour, sensory, physical and/or medical disabilities. In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex needs. A high proportion of pupils are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Approximately 25% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background.

The mission and purpose of Seven Hills School is to provide high quality inclusive education for young people aged 11 -19 with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex and multiple learning needs, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Seven Hills School is an inspirational community, which nurtures talents, shares learning and celebrates life. Students are challenged to achieve their full potential in all areas

Arranging a visit to Seven Hills School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tmycroft@sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk.

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