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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hrs per week, Term Time only (39 weeks)

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 6 pro rata, £22,873 – £25,506 per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our highly effective reading intervention team from September 2024.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Teaching Assistant to deliver small group intervention to students struggling with reading skills and phonics across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4; we would welcome applicants with experience of supporting students in either a primary or secondary setting. This member of staff will contribute to the life chances of the young people in our school community and our vision that all students leave Cantell School being able to read at, or above, age level.

The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching small intervention groups at either Primary or Secondary level, and will be able to show initiative and creativity to monitor and support students’ needs to ensure they make rapid progress in reading. Training and regular support will be provided to deliver our reading programs.

This role would suit a candidate looking for either full or part-time hours. Availability from 8.15am onwards is essential.

The salary offered is between £26,609 and £28,770 (FTE) to be pro rata to 39 weeks per year and term time only, 37 hrs per week so between £22,873 and £25,506.

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • Ability to promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills
  • A passion for improving students' lives and opportunities
  • High levels of ambition and drive for outstanding performance from staff and students

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

What the school offers its staff

Cantell School is proud to be a heavily oversubscribed, inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our fundamental mission is to provide an exceptional learning experience for every student so that they may lead a happy and successful life now and in the future.

We will offer the successful applicant:

  • A committed and extremely supportive staff team
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to our students
  • A thriving community of students and parents/carers

Further details about the role

Although applications will be processed as they arrive, an earlier closing date may be made before this if a successful candidate is found.

Commitment to safeguarding

Cantell School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that our students have a right to learn in a caring, supportive and safe environment; our staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to alleviate any problems or concerns.

We fully recognise our responsibilities for child protection. We have a Child Protection Policy that applies to all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to our school.

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About Cantell School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1241 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Cantell School has been on a journey of significant improvement over the last few years and we are proud to be known as a happy and successful school in Southampton, Hampshire and beyond. Our success is very much down to the hard work of our students, supported by a committed, passionate and dedicated staff team.

Arranging a visit to Cantell School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@cantell.co.uk.

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