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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    26 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,968.00 to £24,054.00

Teaching Assistant Level 2 job summary

Pleckgate High School wishes to appoint hardworking, enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistants - Level 2. Experience of working with the visually impaired is desirable but not essential. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, open to new ideas and have a flexible ‘can do’ approach, we would welcome an application from you. The pro rata salary for this role is from £15,665.92 to £17,153.25 per annum.


The Job

  • To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/SENCO/senior staff (or HLTA leading the class in the short-term absence of the class teacher), to implement planning and assessment, working with individual or small groups of pupils to achieve high levels of accelerated pupil progress.
  • To support pupils to overcome barriers to learning, promoting the inclusion of all pupils by developing their communication skills, supporting them to manage their behaviour, developing independence and social skills and to take responsibility for monitoring/reporting on the impact of class-based interventions.
  • To provide supervision and guidance and learning opportunities in all non-lesson-based activities.
  • Providing feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement, under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Promoting good pupil behaviour and dealing with conflicts and incidents in line with school policies.

What are the job requirements?

  • GCSE or Equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics at level 9 – 5.
  • Child Care/NVQ/ other relevant qualification (related to education is desirable) at level 2.
  • Experience of working with children in an educational setting in particular meeting the needs of children who may face barriers to learning.
  • Experienced in sound behaviour management techniques.
  • Knowledge of how to support phonics and reading development including use of cued articulation. 
  • Excellent written communication skills and a high level of ICT literacy.
  • Is able to work as a member of a class team to support planned lessons.
  • Can break down given planned tasks into small steps of learning and can give focused feedback on progress made and next steps.
  • Has the ability to relate well to children.
  • Can work as part of a team.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the Trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • 6 sessions of free counselling including CBT, wellbeing and bereavement.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • Trust wide Intranet to share knowledge and resources



Closing date:        Thursday 26 October 2023  09:00

Interview date:    Thursday 2 November 2023


Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

Education Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Education Partnership Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About Pleckgate High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Pleckgate High School is thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed. We are a large secondary that is part of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community has 1150 students and 180 staff, with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Inspectors found our school to have a “great sense of industry and endeavour” and described the school as “harmonious” with a “common goal to excel”.

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