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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time: 33 hours per week, Monday - Friday, term time only. You will work 39 weeks of the year; however, you will be paid for 45.1 weeks. Your salary will be paid over 12 months of the year.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,401 - £24,633

Actual salary

£18,101 - £19,054

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the expansion of Cliffdale Primary Academy, we are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, inspiring and skilled SEN Teaching Assistants.

At Cliffdale we are a strong and outstanding team who are committed to ensuring our pupils enjoy their learning and develop skills. We are a happy and supportive community, dedicated to providing amazing opportunities for our children and working closely with families to support them.

You need to be flexible, energetic and enthusiastic about working with children who have complex needs and/or autism. If you are up for a challenge, like to have fun and really want to help make a difference, then Cliffdale could be the place for you!

What the school offers its staff

By joining the Cliffdale Primary Academy team, we offer you:

  • SEN Allowance with an increase after 3 and 5 years of service
  • Excellent staff induction with a commitment to high quality professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward thinking school
  • A happy, committed and supportive community
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with the option of a 50/50 contribution to build over time
  • 17.9% employer pension contribution
  • Confidential Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service
  • Life Insurance - 3 times annual salary (for members of the pension scheme)
  • Wellbeing Inset Day to support the wellbeing of our staff
  • Free onsite parking
  • Increase of paid weeks after 5 years of service from 45.1 weeks to 45.9 weeks
  • CPD opportunities to support Career development
  • Employee Referral Scheme

Further details about the role

The hours for the Teaching Assistant roles are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am – 3.30pm and until 4.15pm fortnightly, Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm and until 3.15pm fortnightly.

You will work for 39 weeks of the year; however, you will be paid for 45.1 weeks. Your salary will be paid over 12 months of the year.

For more details, please visit our website http://solent-trust.net

Please complete a Solent Academies Trust application form and specify if you have a choice of role, accompanied by a letter of application. In your letter, please describe the contribution you feel you can make to the achievement of pupils at Cliffdale Primary Academy.

Please note we will only accept applications completed on our Solent Academies Trust application form.

For any questions or to submit your application, please email our HR team recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info

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 Cliffdale Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
School size
215 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

We are a primary special school for 196 pupils aged 2-11 years who have complex learning difficulties; over 70% of our pupils have autism and severe learning difficulties. Our nursery provision is for 36 (18 FTE) children aged 2-4 years.

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