This job expired on 3 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
32 hours, 39 weeks
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,933 to £20,092
Actual salary
£14,022 to £14,880

Job summary


Salary: NJC Scale Grade 2 point 4 to 7 £14,022 to £14,880 per annum pro rota (FTE £18,933 to £20,092)

Hours: 32 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Contract term: Permanent

Start date: September 2021

The School

Wilsthorpe School is a high-performing academy that is well on the path to becoming an outstanding school. Everyone in the school believes in our journey of improvement and shares common goals. Strong relationships exist between students and staff which are open, warm and friendly and these relationships have led to excellent attitudes to learning.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join an already existing committed team at Wilsthorpe School. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic hard-working and is passionate about supporting young people achieve their best. The successful candidate will work in partnership with teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice, policies and procedures.

The person

Patience will be key to this role as you will be supporting students in a specific curriculum area or support students with varying degrees of learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties. You will play an integral part in ensuring students with any degree of SEND meet targets and progress in line with students not on the SEND register.

Why join us

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust has a forward thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for our staff. We make a significant investment in all of our employees to ensure we can recruit and retain the most talented people.

We offer:

Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.25.
Free car parking.
An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
The ability to request flexible working.
Entry to a career average pension scheme.
A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development.
Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and to progress your career.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure with a children’s barred list check, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates with a disability who meet the essential job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

The closing date for applications is: 3 October 2021

Interviews will be held on at date to be confirmed

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1099 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Wilsthorpe School

Wilsthorpe School member of The Two Counties Trust

Arranging a visit to Wilsthorpe School

Please contact Wilsthorpe School direct - 0115 9729421

School location

Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 4WT

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