Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 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: 30 hours per week 40 weeks per annum

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade C, range 5-7 (Actual £16,805-£17,373)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend to the students’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • Prepare the classroom, as directed, for lessons, clear away afterwards and assist with the display of students’ work.
  • Provide support to the teacher in the management of students and in the management of the classroom.
  • Provide support to students in respect of local and national learning strategies as directed by the teacher.
  • Knowledge of education and care needs of children within relevant age group being taught.
  • Knowledge of technology used in schools e.g., computers, photocopiers and videos.
  • Understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities and their role within these.
  • Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Support the teacher in managing student behaviour.
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Prepare and maintain curriculum low value equipment and resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
  • To contribute to the support programme to support students’ needs.
  • Provide assistance with student welfare and first aid issues e.g., look after sick students and liaise with parents/carers.
  • May be required to demonstrate own tasks to new starters or less experienced members of staff.
  • May be required to assist in the handling of small amounts of monies related to various school events, which is then passed on to other staff for processing.
  • Post holder will be required to identify straightforward solutions to simple problems.
  • Post holder will be advising and guiding the students on a daily basis.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with students, other staff, and parents and outside agencies and professionals.
  • Keyboarding skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities.
  • Post holder may be required to use specialist equipment/resources and aids to support individual students.

1-1 Support:

  • To support a physically disabled student in accessing all areas of the curriculum.
  • To provide personal care of a physically disabled student ensuring this is provided with compassion, care and empathy.

Health & Safety:

  • Work within the requirements of the Academy’s Health and Safety Policy, performance standards, safe systems of work and procedures.
  • Provide First Aid as required and directed.

Other job requirements:

  • Act at all times in accordance with appropriate legislation and regulations, codes of practice, the provisions of the Academy’s constitution and its policies and procedures.
  • To be active in your continued professional development and have an interest and ambition in improving their practice.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.

What the school offers its staff

Relationships & Culture

Building a positive culture underpins any successful school and we, therefore, work hard as a team to create a culture rooted in mutual respect, in which teachers can teach and students can learn. We believe that students should be Ready, Kind and Safe for learning and our Ten Habits of Excellence are explicitly taught through our pastoral curriculum. At Tor Bridge High, we pride ourselves on setting the highest of standards for our students and we uphold these through positive relationships that are built on trust, kindness and safety. Staff are supported through a consistent and centralised behaviour system underpinned by a dedicated pastoral team.

Continuing Professional Development

At both Tor Bridge High and the Ted Wragg Trust, we invest in our staff as part of our Trust ‘Grow Great People’ strategy. We are committed to growing you into the best leader possible and believe that staff development is fundamental to building a highly ambitious and aspirational school. Moreover, we are proud to have a staff body who have high expectations for themselves and who model these to our students in order to create the same culture at all levels. Staff are the most valuable asset within a school, thus, our second-to-none commitment to coaching encompasses both 'instructional coaching' for teaching and 'leadership coaching' to foster the development of our teams and the continuous improvement of our staff. At Tor Bridge High, there is a culture of feedback with an emphasis on self-reflection and impact. All staff receive personalised instructional coaching every two weeks. We want to create dynamic and innovative teams where staff are learning collaboratively from one another; we encourage staff to seek these opportunities both internally and externally and to deliberately incorporate evidence-informed practice into their teaching to improve our school performance.

Growth & Development

We believe passionately that every student will succeed through an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students and through highly skilled adaptive teaching. Our curriculum is driven by academic rigour and powerful knowledge that prepares students for the rigours of future study and work. We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity through our curriculum. We have a centralised curriculum, collaborating across departments and other schools to both share resources and to avoid duplication and unnecessary work at all levels. We provide our curriculum teams with the autonomy to decide the very best curriculum to enable our learners to thrive and flourish. The centralised curriculum ensures that all students have an equity of experience and ensures that teachers are not burdened by daily planning; instead they can focus on adaptive teaching and meeting the needs of all learners, alongside reducing workload.

Community, Personal Development & Enrichment

Tor Bridge High is the heart of the community and therefore, we take pride in our responsibility to serving our local families through strengthening family and community engagement, and helping the community to access services and additional resources. We understand the social and economic challenges faced by the community and the impact these can have on our students and their families, and we believe that we have an important role to play in tackling inequality by working in close partnership with families and the wider community. Education is not simply a collection of grades obtained at the end of examinations; education is about holistic growth and cultural development. We aim to accelerate the personal growth of all students by providing them access to a range of experiences that may not otherwise be available to them. This includes trips to theatres, galleries and concerts; residential trips that develop character; sporting opportunities; charity expeditions abroad and so much more. Further growing the breadth of extra-curricular activities is important to fulfilling our vision to ensure that every single child has access to culturally rich experiences.

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 Tor Bridge High

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Our school is a well-established secondary school and sixth form, which caters for up to 1,200 pupils and has been oversubscribed for the past 7 years.

We are on a journey of school improvement with a relentless focus on high expectations with an aim to improve outcomes for all our students. This was reflected in our 2019 Year 11 results where we saw an overall increase in students’ progress - a reflection of the dedication of our staff for continued school improvement.

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