14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time: 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday (9am - 3.35 pm), Term-time only + 5 INSETS. Part-time applications will be considered.

Contract type


Actual salary

Unqualified Grade 3-4 £13,435.08 actual salary/Qualified Grade 6-8 £14,118.15 actual salary

Additional allowances

There maybe an opportunity to take on additional paid duties at break and/or lunch time.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Balcarras School, part of the Balcarras Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our excellent team.

You will work in a large team supporting our children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Full training will be given to the right applicant and relevant experience / qualifications to carry out the role will be considered.

You will assist in the educational and social development of young people at an important stage in their lives. You must have a caring demeanour, good communication skills, and be able to work flexibly with fellow professionals to support the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs, including students with physical disabilities.

What the school offers its staff

It is a very exciting and rewarding time to be working at Balcarras. Our latest GCSE grades were extraordinary and put us in the Top 30 comprehensive schools in the country based on the percentage of pupils gaining 5+ in English and Maths. At A level the picture was similar. We were listed by the Sunday Times as the second highest performing comprehensive school in the Southwest in Parent Power published in November 2023. It is this commitment to the highest academic standards, whilst at the same time being a caring and stimulating environment, that makes Balcarras feel different from anywhere else.

As part of the Balcarras Trust, our teaching staff have access to outstanding professional development networks including NPQs and ECTs if appropriate.

Balcarras is a great place to work, from staff football and wreath making sessions to Chinese cookery —Balcarras creates opportunities for staff cohesion. We recently ran a whole Trust staff inset on staff wellbeing that covered topics such as physical well being, mental well being, financial wellbeing and reducing workload . Both staff and pupils benefit from Buddy the school dog who is the one of best appointments ever made!

Commitment to safeguarding

Balcarras 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. This role will involve regulated activity with children. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please also read the Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policy within “How to apply” which includes our policy on recruiting ex-offenders. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

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 jobs@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk

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About Balcarras School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1383 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01242 515881

Balcarras School is an outstanding secondary school on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

School location

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