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  • Job start date

    3 July 2023

  • Closing date

    8 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

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  • Full time 32.5 hours/week Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm 39 weeks (38 weeks Term time only + 1 week). Part time 32.5 hours/week Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm 39 weeks (38 weeks Term time only + 1 week)

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term initially until 22.07.24

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3, Scale points 10 – 13, £20,812- £21,190 FTE salary per annum.

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £15,934-£16,223 (2023 pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with the enthusiasm and capacity to support the wide range of educational and personal care needs of the pupils at Saxon Hill Academy. A successful candidate will have a positive attitude and initiative, a knowledge and experience of working with children who have special needs especially in the areas of physical disability, sensory, complex medical and communication difficulties. You will be able to work with energy and enthusiasm and be keen to learn and develop new skills. You will be flexible to work in any of the school departments supporting students of ages 2 – 19 years with a whole range of complex learning and care needs. You will be pupil focused and have the desire and ability to support all our students with care and mutual respect. You will be able to work as part of a class-based team with the possibility of providing one to one support to an individual pupil with additional needs which could be e.g. a visual impairment, complex medical and sensory needs or behavioural support needs. You will also have a strong commitment to improving the lives of all our pupils and ensuring they are happy, comfortable, safe and ready to learn.

A proven track record of working successfully with vulnerable children and/ or adults in an education, health or care context and excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

What the school offers its staff

For information about our school, please see our video: https://youtu.be/SA0hLBoIG0s

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

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 Saxon Hill Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
135 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

I'm delighted to introduce you to Saxon Hill, a unique school for children and young people aged 2 to 19 who have complex needs and physical disabilities.

We pride ourselves on providing an excellent all-round education which prepares our young people for independent living, as well as the world of work. Those who know our school compliment its positive family vibe, the progression that we help our students to achieve and also the happiness they see amongst all our students and staff. They also point to the fact that students are actively focused on supporting each other to do their best.

We have a wide range of specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy centre, sensory rooms and plenty of outdoor space. Our students love the fact that the vegetables they grow in our garden are then cooked and used for meals in our school kitchen.

If you think your child would benefit from a Saxon Hill education please do get in touch to arrange a visit.

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