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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 35 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (TTO)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 - £23,893

Pay scale

Grade 3, Points 4-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Experience of working with children/young people with behavioural difficulties and those with communication, severe, profound or complex learning difficulties where appropriate.

Good level of numeracy/literacy skills

Ability to relate well to children and adults to build and maintain effective relationships

Ability to work as part of a team

An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities

Ability to use relevant technology eg photocopier, laminator etc

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Willingness to undertake first aid training

Ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning

Ability to observe, monitor and provide constructive feedback on pupil progress

Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public, pupils and colleagues at work.

Self motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards.

The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new school challenges.

Personal commitment to ensure support is equally accessible and appropriate to the diverse needs of the pupils.

Personal commitment to continuous self-development.

Personal Commitment to continuous school improvement.

Awareness of Health & Safety requirements within a school setting

What the school offers its staff

At North Ridge we recognise that staff are our most important resource and are to be valued, supported, and encouraged to develop both personally and professionally within a community built on understanding and respect.

We are committed to the delivery of our suite of wellbeing, family friendly and flexible working policies to help colleagues achieve a healthy work life balance.

At North Ridge we provide a variety of employee benefits including;

  • An employee assistance programme providing access to a 24-hour helpline, personal, legal, and financial support and guidance

  • Access to the Manchester Credit Union

  • Access to the City Council’s cycle to work scheme

  • Staff access to our school health and fitness suite

  • Staff sessions with our school counsellor

  • Support from our 5 trained mental health first aiders

  • Continued professional development for all staff

  • An inhouse incentive system including 100% attendance, half termly rewards, refreshments and lunch provision

  • Employer contributions for both Local Government Pension Scheme and Teacher Pension Scheme

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 North Ridge High School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
202 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

North Ridge is an Outstanding specialist high school for pupils with persistent and complex special educational needs, aged 11-19 years.

We are a fast developing school split across two sites in North Manchester. Our main site is located in Higher Blackley, and our 6th Form HUB in Cheetham Hill. The 6th Form HUB incorporates a range of student led businesses serving our school and the local community.

Arranging a visit to North Ridge High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@northridge.manchester.sch.uk.

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