Teaching Assistant Level 1

Driffield School and Sixth Form, Driffield, YO25 5HR

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Teaching Assistant Level 1 job summary

As a Teaching Assistant in our school, each day you will provide individual support to our students, creating opportunities to help them reach their potential in a wide range of different year groups and subject areas, ranging from music and drama to PE and Science.

The working hours are from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday during the school term. An additional 13 hours per year ensure you have paid time for team meetings, training and development. Your actual salary is £15,622 per annum, and this is paid in 12 equal instalments over the year so even when it is the summer holidays, you continue to receive the same payment that month. This role is fixed term from September 2022 for one school year. If you are interested in working on a part time basis, please get in touch and we are happy to explore this further with you.

Why choose us?

The SEND team is located in ‘the Link’ at the heart of the school and provides a safe haven for our students with special educational needs and disabilities. Our moto is ‘work hard and be nice to people’ and the school was recently described by Ofsted as a ‘friendly and happy place’ (2020). We are genuinely committed to our students and our staff, and we do everything we can to ensure every child receives the care and guidance they need to thrive. 

What can we offer you?

  • Free parking and good transport links with easy access from Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Scarborough and surrounding villages
  • Family friendly policies and opportunities for flexible working
  • Opportunities to engage with extra-curricular activities including drama, music and PE
  • A programme of training and development and opportunities to train to be a teacher with the Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training should you be interested
  • Well-being support including discounted East Riding gym membership; free annual flu vaccinations; refund of the cost of the annual NHS prescription prepayment certificate; access to a free employee assistance scheme 24/7 with advice on a wide range of practical issues ranging from legal information and consumer issues to specialist counselling.
  • Financial incentives including a cycle to work scheme offering discounted bike purchase, affordable loans and savings available through the Salary Finance Scheme
  • Membership of the East Riding Pension Scheme with benefits including secure earnings linked pension and a lump sum death grant of three times your salary

What are we are looking for?

We are looking for individuals who are engaging and versatile. You will be committed to ensuring every individual child receives the care, support and guidance they need to thrive and be the best they can be. We’re also looking for the following:

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Positive and caring nature
  • Great team player
  • Passion to ensure every child achieves their full potential.

Driffield School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

Applying for the job

To apply for this role, please visit our trust vacancies webpage via the link provided.

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Supporting documents

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About Driffield School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1361 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01377 232362

We are an 11-19 Comprehensive School with approximately 1,500 students on roll. We are part of The Education Alliance, a growing multi-academy trust, currently consisting of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Malet Lambert School, Driffield School and Sixth Form, The Snaith School, Hunsley Primary School, North Cave Church of England Primary School and Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training. We are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives. We do this by always doing what is right, trusting each other and standing shoulder to shoulder and doing what we know makes the difference. Doing what is right means always acting with integrity, in the interests of others and being honest, open and transparent.

Driffield School and Sixth Form is a friendly and supportive school and we do everything we can to ensure that every individual child receives the care, support and guidance they need to thrive and be the best they can be. Our fantastic team of hardworking and caring staff are fundamental to this success and we invest heavily in professional development to enable our staff to flourish, continually develop and access in-house career opportunities. We have a long tradition of being an inclusive and supportive school and our aim is for all students and staff to enjoy learning, experience success and develop their full potential. Our Be Well Programme was introduced in September 2019 and provides a comprehensive package of well-being and mental health support for all our students, parents/caregivers and staff.

Arranging a visit to Driffield School and Sixth Form

We are proud of our school and would welcome the opportunity to give you a tour, so please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Sanders (HR Assistant) on 01377 232362 or by email via hr@driffieldschool.org.uk if you would like to visit or find out more about this exciting opportunity.

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