38 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Key stages
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Part time
Part-time, 30 hours per week. To be worked across Monday to Friday. 38 weeks per year, term time only.
Contract type
Level 1: Grade C, £9.62 - £9.81 per hour Level 2: Grade D, £10.01 to £10.21 per hour

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint committed and enthusiastic Level 1 or Level 2 Teaching Assistants to support children with additional needs to commence as soon as possible. Experience of the following would be beneficial for the Level 2 Teaching Assistants - Speech and language and communication difficulties, ASD, ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder) and general learning difficulties.

The postholders will play an important role in supervising the activities of pupils during the teaching period and lunch & break time duty within the school, including both indoor and outdoor areas, ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times. Experience of working with children in an education setting is preferred.

The successful applicant must be able to work as part of a team to support the learning and welfare of pupils in school.

The school will offer all successful applicants:

• A school committed to your continuing professional development.
• The support and expertise of our experienced and established team.
• Training will be provided as appropriate.

Please refer to the job description and person specifications attached.

Applying for the job

Applications must be made on the school’s application form. Please ensure a full work history is completed including any gaps of employment and two referees are given. Please note Ferndown Middle School does not accept CVs in place of an application form. Incomplete applications forms will not be shortlisted.

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Please return your completed application form by the closing date to Mrs Shield, Heads PA, mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk


The Castleman Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the Person Specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a health check.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Michele Shield on 01202 876556 or email mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
School size
585 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Contact phone number

About Ferndown Middle School

Ferndown Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust – a Trust which prides itself on putting children first always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

It is the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning – who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school, you will be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You will have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we will ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.

Ferndown Middle School is situated in Ferndown adjacent to Ferndown First and Ferndown Upper Schools. The school has up to 600 pupils, covering the age range 9 to 13 years old (year groups 5 to 8).

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

If you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. To gain a greater understanding of our school values, curriculum offer and premises, please visit our school website and refer to the application pack.

School location

Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9UP

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