Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    ASAP and for September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only, 195 days per year. 8.45-3.45pm with 30 mins lunch

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 6 scale point 14-19

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school is seeking to appoint full-time Teaching Assistants.

We require a committed and innovative person with a passion to work with pupils with SEN, particularly pupils with autism. The successful applicant will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to build excellent relationships with pupils. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of community and will actively engage in all aspects of the wider school life.

We require an experienced teaching assistant with a proven track record of working with pupils with additional needs in either a mainstream or specialist environment. Please ensure all essential criteria are met before submitting an application. This post is for 32.5 hours per week, term time only, 195 days per year (190 school days plus 5 training days). Normal working hours are from 8.45 am to 3.45 pm with 30 minutes break.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

What the school offers its staff

Northcott School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Work life balance and well-being of our staff is really important to us

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to

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About Northcott School and Sixth Form College

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
138 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number

Northcott School is a special needs school based in Hull. We are an SLCN/ASD school for pupils aged 3 to 19. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced SEN teachers and support staff, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing SEN skills linked to ASD and communication. We pride ourselves on having a communication rich environment, which promotes bespoke SEN provision without limitations. Our pupils have the option to study up to GCSE in an appropriate range of subjects according to needs and ability. We offer lots of alternative qualifications in addition, such as BTECs and Functional Skills. We are passionate about positive mental wellbeing throughout the school, and this is at the forefront of our support of pupils, staff and parents. We are committed to staff work-life balance.

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