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  • Start date details

    Summer term

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 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

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 - £25,525

Actual salary

£19,581 -£19,909

Pay scale

Scale 2 point 5-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the role

This role will suit someone looking for a varied, busy and active role, making a difference for amazing children and young people. Your week will involve supporting learning inside and outside of the classroom from hydrotherapy to horse-riding, trampolining to travel training, feeding to phonics. The successful applicant will confidently and competently be able to work with children and young people with a range of needs, have a caring, positive approach to supporting behaviour and be flexible about working across the whole school.

What the school offers its staff

About the school

Samuel Pepys is a Cambridgeshire area special school for pupils aged 3 – 19 years living in St. Neots and the surrounding area. All the pupils have special educational needs, which may include physical, sensory, communication and health needs. Our school is growing and we wish to appoint team players whose skills and experience will contribute to meeting the needs of every pupil.

Hours and Salary

  • 32.5 hours per week 8.40am to 3.25pm plus a meeting each Monday until 4.00 or 4.40pm
  • Term time including 3 professional learning days,
  • Salary: Level 1 or 2 £23,500 to £23,893 FTE (£19,581- £19,909 Actual) dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Start date May 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Samuel Pepys School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young

people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to successful pre-
employment checks including an enhanced DBS, medical check and references, requested prior to

interview. If you would like to talk informally about this opportunity, or arrange to visit, please contact
Joanne Hardwick, Head Teacher or Penny Kirkpatrick, Deputy Head. Further information can be found
on the school website under staff /join our team

Applying for the job

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About Samuel Pepys School

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

Samuel Pepys is a Cambridgeshire area special school for 102 (119 on roll) wonderful pupils aged 3 to
19 years living in St. Neots and the surrounding area. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care
Plan to meet their severe and complex needs. Our pupils inspire and teach us a lot and we are
committed to ensuring everyone achieves their full potential through fun, innovative, purposeful and
engaging learning opportunities. We are pleased to work closely with families, other professionals and
have the dedicated support of Governors.
Our curriculum places priority on meeting individual needs and learning what really matters with a focus
upon functional life skills. Ofsted (March 2019) judged our school as outstanding in all areas stating,
“teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding. Teachers’ high expectations enable pupils to flourish

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