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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2023

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: 30.58 hours per week – term time only plus two inset days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,575 with annual increments to £21,968

Actual salary

£15,102 to £15,377

Pay scale

Grade 5, point 5, £11.18 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require a Teaching Assistant to join an outstanding team at the Thomas Hardye School to work with students aged 13-18 with additional learning needs. We are an inclusive school and currently have two resourced provisions, one for supporting young people with complex communication needs (autism) and the other for supporting young people with physical difficulties. The team are constantly working creatively and supportively to enable these young people to fulfil their potential. Our TAs do an amazing job, and are key to the success of our school.

The right applicant will be:

  • Enthusiastic, confident and able to build strong relationships with staff and students
  • Calm in challenging situations
  • Adaptable, flexible, proactive and relentlessly optimistic
  • Willing to join a close-knit team and good at building relationships with young people and other adults
  • Able to assist students with problem solving in and out of the classroom
  • Able to model good social skills to our young people and be committed to the needs of all young people
  • Qualified to at least level 2 (great C or above at GCSE) in English and Maths

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • A chance to work with and learn from supportive colleagues
  • The opportunity to help some amazing young people grow in confidence and ability, in order to progress academically and develop life skills
  • Training opportunities and excellent working conditions

Superb facilities at The Thomas Hardye School include modern designated facilities for all curriculum areas, an on-site nursery and sport complex.

Further details about the role

Please apply in writing to the Headteacher, Mr N Rutherford by letter and complete an application form (available on the school website). Applications may be posted or e-mailed to Mrs Anita Pullen, Headteacher’s PA.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Thomas Hardye School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About The Thomas Hardye School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
2093 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Phone number
01305 266064

We require an outstanding Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator to join a large team working to support students with additional needs at the Thomas Hardye School.

We can offer excellent working conditions, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunity for further development at one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. The superb facilities include an on-site nursery, a sports complex with company membership for staff.

School location

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