13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 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

Part time: 33 hours p.w. TTO plus 3 days

Contract type

Fixed term - Internships last up to a full academic year (Sept 2024-July 2025)

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 £23,114 - £ 24,294

Actual salary

£17,705 - £18,609

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To effectively use ICT and use of other equipment

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs
  • Able to manage the behaviour of pupils
  • Able to motivate and inspire young learners
  • Able to support processes and procedures for pupil learning
  • Flexible approach
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, able to use initiative and requiring minimal guidance and supervision

What the school offers its staff


You'll get a feel for life in a work environment. Your internship will give you the opportunity to:

  • see what school life is like, discovering the power of education to transform young peoples’ lives
  • gain experience of work placed routines, behaviours and professional expectations
  • become part of an experienced Special Educational team at Finham Park
  • shadow High Level teacher assistants (HLTAs)
  • have 1 to 1 time with the school SENDCO
  • have responsibility for supporting students with a range of special educational needs, both in the classroom and in small group settings
  • receive training in supporting students with a range of SEND
  • attend professional development events throughout the year to match your own areas of interest and personal development
  • have personalised careers support including a 1 to 1 session with the Head of 6th Form and application guidance as required
  • have one-to-one guidance from the Lion Alliance about a career pathway into teaching

Commitment to safeguarding

Finham Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be request to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Applying for the job

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About Finham Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1648 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02477 180000

Finham Park is a popular and successful 11 -18 comprehensive school situated in the south-west of Coventry. It has an excellent reputation within the local community as well as nationally and internationally with our staff are both dedicated and highly qualified. The school was accredited as a World Class School in 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021.
Ofsted described the school as a place where there is a strong culture of learning and a proven track record of academic success, with students consistently making above average national levels of progress in their studies in both Key Stages 4 and 5. The behaviour of the students is Outstanding.
Their eagerness for learning allows our teachers to deliver stimulating and innovative lessons that result in rapid progress. There is a clear focus on the development of teaching and learning through engagement in national research programmes with a strong structure of support at all levels. In addition, there is personalised programme of professional development and extensive opportunities for career progression.
The school is well resourced. New technologies are widely available and are helping to transform teaching and learning across a diverse range of subjects. In addition, ongoing investment has been made to the whole site - recently by upgrading science laboratories, STEM workrooms, a sixth form centre and new performing arts block.

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