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  • Start date details

    September 2024 (or earlier)

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 36 hours per week / 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 3, SP5-6 (£27,030 to £27,438 pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you ready to change the course of children's lives?

We are looking for great people to join the founding team at The Compass School, a small school for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. We are growing and are looking for excellent teachers and support staff from Primary (Key Stage Two) and Secondary (Key Stage Four).

Come to our Recruitment Evening on 6th March 2024 from 4.30pm to 5.45pm at The Compass School (London Road, Romford RM7 9NX) to find out more.

As we are growing, we are looking for inspirational Class Teachers with a passion for SEN and a creative, innovative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum. Join us and to make an impact on the learning and life chances of our students.

We are looking for candidates with the motivation, resilience and determination to ensure that students make progress, improve their experience of education and prepare them to lead fulfilling lives.

What the school offers its staff

We will educate young people between the ages of 7-16 who have a wide range of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many of the pupils may also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Havering and surrounding areas of East London. The school will also be adding to our network of special schools, alongside Sir Bobby Robson School, Ipswich, The Bridge School, Ipswich and Churchill Special School, Haverhill and Sir Peter Hall School, Bury St Edmund’s.

You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

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 The Compass School

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 16
School size
22 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

Arranging a visit to The Compass School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cwensley@thecompassschool.org.

School location

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