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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Permanent post, working 35 hours per week term time only plus 5 INSET days.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

The starting pro rata salary is £19,881 and the full time equivalent is £23,114.

Pay scale

Grade 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistants Level 1 SEN to join our fantastic team at Pioneer House High School starting in September 2024 .

This is a Grade 3 permanent post, working 35 hours per week term time only plus 5 INSET days. The starting pro rata salary is £19,881 and the full time equivalent is £23,114.

The successful candidate should be suitably qualified, enthusiastic experienced teaching assistant who will support studentswith a range of special educational needs.

Main purpose of the job:

To be a part of a team providing exceptional education for students so that they become happy, confident adults.The post holders will support teaching and learning across school, providing general support in the management of pupils and resources.

Key Relationships:

To work under the supervision of the class teacher, department lead Senior Leadership Team and Head teacher.

The post holder will also work with Parents and external agencies under the guidance of the class teacher.

What the school offers its staff

Great schools thrive because of the great people in them.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. All schools in the Trust have signed up to the education staff wellbeing charter as a declaration of support to the wellbeing and mental health of everyone that works at Prospere Learning Trust.

Prospere Learning Trust offers a variety of employee benefits, including;

  • a commitment to continuous professional development for all colleagues

  • membership of Bupa Level 1 Health Plan which allows employees to claim money back for a range of health expenses such as prescriptions and dental treatments

  • access to counselling, financial, legal and personal advice provided through either our free Bupa or Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including confidential 24-hour support

  • access to Cyclescheme

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) contributions and Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) contributions

  • We’re happy to talk flexible working where possible to help employees achieve a healthy work life balance.

Further details about the role

Applying to work for us

Please note that guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary. This is not a role in which the Trust sponsors a visa application. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 5 years, the Trust will also require additional information in order to comply with safer recruitment requirements. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks including receipt of satisfactory references. Whilst we offer flexibility where possible, we acknowledge that certain roles require a specific environment or on-site presence to meet operational requirements. 

Safeguarding Children 

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. 

Equality Statement 

At Prospere Learning Trust we are committed to creating a community of belonging. This means we continually celebrate the diverse communities within our schools and the communities we serve. As an equal opportunity and disability confident employer, we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

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 Pioneer House High School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
141 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Pioneer House High School is a special school located in Northern Moor which provides 100 day places for 11 to 19 year old pupils, with a unique focus in preparing pupils with significant additional needs, aged 11-19, to become independent and productive adults. The school has a strong vocational emphasis and pupils will have the potential to progress on to supported or independent employment/internships/apprenticeships or college.

The school was opened in 2016 and moved to a new, purpose built, site in 2017. It has a range of facilities including a one-bedroom bungalow, poly-tunnel, wooded area and play areas.

The school has been described as warm and welcoming by Ofsted, who completed their first inspection in May 2019, rating the school outstanding.

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