Teaching Assistants - Mayfield Special School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £5,155 - £12,888 per annum

Required to start  5th September 2022 or as soon as possible afterwards.

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team at Mayfield School in Torquay which provides support to children at Key Stage 1 to 4 with SLD/PMLD special educational needs.

We have various part time and full time posts available for permanent positions, ranging from 1-5 days a week. Your requirements can be discussed at the interview. Working hours will be 8.40am to 3.40pm, term time only.

The starting salary based on 5 days a week (actual) is £13,113 per annum.

We are looking for candidates who are keen, motivated and are able to work as part of a team. Successful applicants will preferably have experience of working in a school setting. Knowledge of Special Educational Needs and or working with pupils with profound and severe learning difficulties is desirable but not essential as further training is available.

You will support the teacher in creating opportunities for the children to learn in their own individual ways. You will need to be creative, flexible, patient, and perceptive, as you will need to write down observations for the teacher. However, as well as supporting the teaching, you will be trained by nurses, therapists and senior staff to carry out many other medical procedures.

The Right Candidates Will Have
• Experience of working with children
• Some experience of supporting children in Literacy, Numeracy and working with SEND
• A good understanding of child development and learning processes
• The ability to be a great team player and also be able to work independently and use initiative
• An open-minded and inquisitive approach to the job but the ability to work to agreed strategies and procedures
• The ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with children, fellow staff members and families
• Experience of using ICT effectively

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barred list check and other Safeguarding and Medical Checks. The interview will be a panel interview along with a written task and may include other tasks on the day.

All candidates will be required to provide two references which will be taken up if shortlisted but before interview.

CV's will not be accepted in replacement of a completed application form.

Applications must be made through our TES portal which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/-1036175 

Interview will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ2 8NH

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    £5,155 - £12,888 per annum

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeVariable HoursPart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    6 - 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required