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Senior Teaching Assistant (Internal Vacancy)

Senior Teaching Assistant (Internal Only) – Fixed Term - September 2024 to December 2024

Elm Class – Pathway Three (Sixth Form) Academic Years 12-14

Actual Term Time Salary: Scale 5 Point 12 - 17 £23,835.95 - £25,901.26

Including Outer Fringe Allowance £605.80

Plus, SEN Allowance of £2,232.36

Salary will be prorated based on the length of the fixed term contract.
36 hours per week, term time only for 39 weeks per year including INSET days.

Are you:

Conscientious and innovative

Energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working

Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs

Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes display challenging behaviours.

Parkwood Hall is a residential and day school for pupils aged 8-19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties and other complex needs including autism and language difficulties.  We are passionate about our Co-operative values of self-help, self- responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

Parkwood Hall aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience and ability to make informed life choices.

This is an important role, supporting the class teacher, leading a team of staff in the support and development of the daytime educational environment for students.  This involves working closely with class teachers to plan and support the students’ learning, including social skills, life and independent skills and personal development. STA’s undertake occasional cover supervision of a class. Experience in working with children, and to hold qualifications, at NVQ level 3 or equivalent, relevant to the post. GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics are essential.

In return, we offer a supportive team, invest in staff training and development and have a Local Government Pension Scheme. Staff also have the benefit of a refurbished staff room with a TV, free snacks and hot drinks, the school is based at a beautiful Victorian building and offer free staff parking.

Should you be interested in applying for the position, please submit a one-page written statement of interest to

Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be found on our website.

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.

Closing date: 31.07.2024

Interview date: TBC

Senior Teaching Assistant Job Description