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  • Start date details

    To start as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    11 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 8:30 / 8:45 - 3:00 / 3:15 30 hours a week Monday to Friday 38 weeks per year, term time only (plus 1.5 hour meeting weekly and INSET days)

Contract type


Actual salary

£16,258 to £17,808

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of working with young children / children with SEN or experience of supporting young people and/or adults with learning difficulties
  • An understanding of differentiation
  • Working knowledge of different communication systems
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and how this applies to a school context
  • Understanding of the stages of child development
  • An understanding of the key elements of excellent teaching and learning for pupils with SEND
  • Basic IT skills
  • Have a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with individual pupils, small groups and the whole class
  • Knowledge of the benefits of play in learning
  • Knowledge of behaviour support strategies and confidence to support

What the school offers its staff

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks
  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools
  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • Perk Box - discount and wellbeing platform membership
  • The opportunity to be a key member of a friendly and supportive staff team, dedicated and committed to improving outcomes for students
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeing app
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for support staff which increases to reflect length of service
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme Facilities
  • Free car parking and cycle storage

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from
candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

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About Springfield School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Springfield School is a special school for Early Years, primary and secondary age children who have been identified as having Severe or Profound Learning Difficulties. We currently have 104 pupils on roll and all our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

We believe in creating opportunities for both pupils and staff to succeed in their own goals. It is essential for us to work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to promote support for everyone and sharing of good practice.

We strongly believe in the benefits of integration and inclusion to all, and our Early Years and Primary classes are co-located with Madley Brook Community Primary School in a uniquely integrated and purpose-built site. Our Secondary classes are also located in a purpose-built building adjacent to the Wood Green Secondary School site. We work hard to promote inclusive activities with our partner schools and the wider community.

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