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  • Start date details

    15th April start of Easter term, or as soon as possible.

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Temporary contract linked to SEN child(ren) and funding

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 - 23,893 depending on qualifications and experience, pro rata

Actual salary

£9,267 - 9,796 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful applicant will:

  • Have an understanding of pupils with SEN and a holistic understanding of child development
  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Be calm and patient
  • Be able to act on their own initiative
  • Be able to carry out a speech and language programme under the guidance of the school’s Speech and Language Therapist
  • Be able to work as part of a team with excellent communication skills
  • Be confident to liaise with staff, parents and other professionals
  • Have a professional attitude and understand the need for confidentiality
  • Have high expectations for children’s learning and behaviour

What the school offers its staff

The school has an established reputation for being both inclusive and responsive to individual needs. We have an excellent on-site Forest School area which enables us to offer fantastic provision for children with additional needs. We also follow the Thrive approach which supports children’s wellbeing and mental health.

The school is committed to offering training and support through the Inclusion Leader in this challenging but rewarding job. We believe that Inclusion starts with warm and trusting relationships between adults and children.

The school seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, patient and caring Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant for a Part Time position 17.5 hrs per week. The position is to support children in our Reception Year with Transition Support Funding. We welcome applications from recent Graduates as well as people with experience of supporting children with additional needs.

The post will be a temporary contract, term-time only plus two INSET days, to start as soon as possible and until the child no longer needs support or leaves the school. Salary shown is for full time, actual salary will be pro-rata.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Twerton Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
162 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7
Phone number
01225 423526

Twerton Infant School and Nursery is a 2-form entry infant school with an onsite Nursery for 2 and 3 year olds. We are an LA Maintained school and we work closely with 5 other primary schools in BANES within the South Gloucester Learning Alliance, which provides wide-ranging support and CPD. The school has a long-established reputation for being both inclusive and responsive to children’s individual needs.

Our recent OFSTED inspection rated the whole school as Good.

We have an excellent on-site Forest School, providing fantastic outdoor learning for all children, including those with additional needs. We also follow the Thrive approach, which supports children’s wellbeing and mental health. Our motto is ‘Twerton Infant School - the School that Cares’ and this is embedded in everything we do.

We are one of seven schools in BANES who are part of the St John’s Primary Empowerment Programme which is enabling us to work closely over a sustained period of time with key delivery partners:
• Ruth Miskin Education
• Brighter Futures
• White Rose Maths
• HCRG Care Group (Speech and Language)
• Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team

We also enjoy close community links and receive support from:
• Bath Recreation – additional PE provision;
• Bath Rugby Club – learning support from senior squad players
• Bath City Football Club – Play Support and afterschool club

We have developed a broad curriculum and we use Talk for Writing throughout the school.

We understand that the recent pandemic has changed many things. More than ever, we all need to balance the demands of professional life with time for family, friendships and other pursuits.

You can learn more about the school and our Curriculum by visiting the School website and reading our Curriculum Intent Statement:

If you have a passion for learning, a dedication to children and a commitment to teamwork, then we would like to hear from you – you could make a real difference at our school.

Visits to the school are welcomed. If you have any questions about the vacancy or the school please ring the school on 01225 423526, or send an email to twerton_inf@bathnes.gov.uk.

Application Details:

Please send completed application form, consent to obtain references form and equal opportunities form by post addressed to
Mr George Samios (Headteacher) at:

Twerton Infant School
Poolemead Road
Bath BA2 1QR
Tel: 01225 423526

Alternatively, please email your application to: applications@twerton-infant-school.bathnes.sch.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview by email. Please ensure that applications include an email address.

School Website: https://twertoninfant.school

You also can find out more by visiting our Social Media pages:

Arranging a visit to Twerton Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email applications@twerton-infant-school.bathnes.sch.uk.

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