4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
31 hours per week, Term Time Only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
Grade E

Job summary

Teaching Assistant (TA2)

Required ASAP

1 x Permanent Post

2 x Fixed Term Posts (Fixed Term for 12 months)

The successful candidates will work 31 hours per week, Term Time plus 1 week.

We are seeking to appoint a number of outstanding Teaching Assistants (TA2s) who are willing to go the "extra mile" in supporting our pupils to achieve their full potential.

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, candidates who possess the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

The successful candidates will be required to work with and supervise individuals and groups of children with significant Special Educational Needs under the direction / instruction of teaching and / or senior staff, inclusive of specific individual learning needs, enabling access to learning for all pupils and assistance and support in classroom management and behaviour techniques. They will have specific responsibility to support the teaching and learning of children with ASD.

Applying for the job

Applicants should refer to the Job Description and Person Specification and return their completed application forms to recruitment@presfieldschool.org.

Please note: we do not accept CVs.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
111 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

About Presfield High School and Specialist College

Presfield High School is an oversubscribed specialist provision which caters for students with a primary diagnosis of Autism from age 11 through to 19. All our 117 students have an EHCP which identifies Autism as their primary need. We are advocates of Dr Stephen Shore’s belief that “If you have met one child with autism you have met ONE child with autism”. This underpins all that we do and we are committed to challenging the stereotypical views that are often associated with Autism.

We passionately believe in empowering our students and their families to advocate for their individual needs to support them to make meaningful contributions to society and to gain employment if that is their chosen destination. This is demonstrated in our diverse curriculum that promotes an aspirational academic and social pathway.

We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Due to the nature of the work involved, this post is "exempt" from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Arranging a visit to Presfield High School and Specialist College

Interested candidates are welcome to attend for an informal tour around the school, however due to COVID-19, tours will be conducted after 3.30pm and candidates will be required to wear a face covering whilst on school premises. Please contact the School Office on 01704 227831 should you wish to arrange a tour of the school.

School location

Preston New Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8PA

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