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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 35 Hours per week. Term time only plus 1 week

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 YEAR

Full-time equivalent salary

£21189- £21968

Pay scale

Grade 3 SCP 4-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to support children with special educational needs.

The job is a permanent position, full time, 35 hours per week (8.30am to 4pm), term time only.

The following information will enable you to make a positive choice about applying to be a TA at our school. Please read the information carefully.

This post will involve supporting identified children who have a range of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. For example: Social Communication difficulties, speech and language difficulties, including difficulties with attention and focus and developmental trauma. You will work under the direction of the class teacher to deliver a personalised curriculum and will be supported by our specialist staff. This post may involve working in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

Information about children with SEND to help you make a positive choice about applying for this position

Pupils may have:

  • difficulties with communication, social understanding and flexible thinking/imagination
  • challenging behaviour (e.g. hitting, absconding)
  • sensory issues e.g. hyper-sensitivity to sounds, tastes, smells
  • limited awareness of safety
  • toileting, self-care and/or eating issues
  • associated conditions including anxiety, epilepsy, ADHD

Pupils need staff to provide:

  • consistent, calm support
  • a flexible approach, responding positively to changing needs
  • high levels of visual support
  • activities that are enjoyable and fun
  • individual teaching and small group activities
  • support in mainstream classes, the dinner hall, the playground and during educational visits
  • active encouragement to promote independence
  • reflective practice and effective team work

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate an enjoyable work place with highly trained and supportive staff as well as a commitment to your own learning journey and continuing professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Brookburn, we take safeguarding very seriously. As part of our commitment to promoting the welfare of our children the following procedures will be followed for all new applications.

On receipt of your application any anomalies or discrepancies such as gaps in your employment history will be scrutinised and may affect the shortlisting of your application. Please complete your application carefully giving full details. CVs will not be accepted.

References will be followed up and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory written references being received. Any information on your reference which causes concern will be raised at interview.

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About Brookburn Community School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
448 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 881 8880

Brookburn Primary School is located in Chorlton, Manchester and is part of Link Learning Trust. Barlow Hall Primary School is the other school in LINK Learning Trust. We are a two form entry primary school and currently have 437 children on roll. This includes a 39 place nursery. Approximately a third of our school population come from ethnic minority backgrounds with about 7% of our children having English as an additional language. Approximately 10% of our children are identified as vulnerable learners and 9% of children are eligible for pupil premium funding. The majority of our vulnerable children are or have been previously looked after and therefore inclusive practice and fostering a strong sense of belonging is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that relationships are key to the successful inclusion of all.

To join our team, you will need to have a strong commitment to supporting all children so that they feel personally respected, accepted, included and supported. You will have a strong commitment to ensuring that our children are able to flourish emotionally, academically and socially with an understanding that ‘every minute counts’. Our children’s achievements are very important and the adults at Brookburn Primary work with great dedication and enthusiasm to make sure that each child achieves the very best they can.

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