Teaching Assistant

The Trafalgar School at Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3HN

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 August 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 July 2022

Job details

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Contract type



GRADE D ( FTE: £19,123 - £19,698

Teaching Assistant job summary

CORE PURPOSE: To provide support of the highest quality. 


To promote and be committed to the school’s aims and objectives. To work with the SENDCo and other staff members to ensure effective interventions in Teaching and Learning, leading to increased student progress. 

To have a flexible approach to support needs and be able to change ways of working when requested. 

To support quality first teaching in classrooms with a range of interventions. 

To contribute to Team Around the Child meetings and Annual Reviews, when requested. 

To deliver aspects of personal care to identified students, as directed by the SENDCo. 

To undertake additional duties as directed. 

To take responsibility for your own professional development and contribute to school wide activities. 

To take full advantage of the school’s induction programme. 

To rigorously promote the welfare of young people in all respects and understand the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and young people. 

To seek, and then act upon, advice and guidance. 

To engage in reflective self-analysis of professional practice. To play an active part in the everyday life of the school. 


To undertake additional duties as requested. 

To comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the Role Description.

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About The Trafalgar School at Downton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
764 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Trafalgar School at Downton is a friendly, rural, secondary school set in the historic village of Downton on the edge of the New Forest National Park.
Our values define us and underpin our ambition of a life fulfilled through empowerment: I am Strong & Spirited; I am Giving; I am Determined; I am Compassionate; I am Respectful; I am Open-Minded.
We are committed to empowering young people to be the source of their own success.

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