13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time 34 hours and 25 mins per week Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 4pm Thursday & Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm Term Time plus 5 Inset days. Part time Part time days will be considered, above hours are mandatory, possible flexibility for 3pm finish on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

starting from £23,500-£25,119 - dependant on experience

Actual salary

£18,582 to £19,863

Pay scale

H3.1 to H4.4

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be expected to support pupils under the direction of the Teacher and this may involve 1:1, small group or whole class support. Experience of working as a teaching assistant or within a Special School is not a pre-requisite for this position, but would be advantageous. An interest and enthusiasm for developing within this exciting, challenging and rewarding area of education is key.

What the school offers its staff

  • Amazing pupils
  • A competitive salary of between £18,582 to £19,863 actual salary (based on 5-days per week) £23,500 to £25,119 FTE
  • Easy commute, with good road and rail links
  • Promotion of outdoor learning with school, our local area and wider
  • Brand new facilities (works due to be completed approx. Easter 2025
  • A staff wellbeing commitment (attached)
  • Great CPD opportunities
  • Clear Progression pathways (attached)
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Clear support structure

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to j.morcom@pinewood.herts.sch.uk

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About Pinewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
204 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Pinewood is a SEND Secondary School in Ware, Hertfordshire which provides education for students with a range of needs including Autism, Down’s Syndrome and other conditions that result in a developmental delay. We cater for roughly 210 pupils in School, years 7 to 11.

All our pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans.

Arranging a visit to Pinewood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@pinewood.herts.sch.uk.

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