Level 2 Teaching Assistant - Bishopton PRU

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
13/09/2021 12:00
£17,281.82 - £17,626.74 (Grade F, SP 7-8)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Closing date:
13 Sep
Further Information

Start Date: Immediately or as soon as possible
Term time only plus 5 days

After receiving a grade of Good across all categories by Ofsted in June 2017, Bishopton is on an exciting journey to becoming an outstanding school with a clear strategic vision moving forward. On the 1st May 2021 the PRU became part of the Tees Valley Collaborative Trust and are excited for the journey ahead of them.

To complement our school vision, we wish to appoint Level 2 Teaching Assistant who will be responsible for supporting pupils, teaching staff and the school. The post holder will be proactive and positive in ensuring that the pupils’ access excellent teaching and learning, remain engaged and can manage their behaviour.

Bishopton PRU is an inclusive school and has been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence award for the last 3 years. Bishopton is also a gold standard SMSC school and an Eco School Green Flag holder.

We believe in supporting our students in all areas of their lives and have a strong curriculum offer and also a wealth of mental health and wellbeing support for all.

Bishopton take pupils from Key Stage 3 & 4 from the whole of Stockton authority. The PRU comprises of two separate sites, who work together as one single PRU. We take referrals from 13 secondary schools and are commissioned by the Local Authority to take 65 permanently excluded pupils. Bishopton PRU is committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all pupils.

Please visit our website and Facebook page to find out more about the work we do.

The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of supporting pupils with a wide range of SEMH
• Be able to demonstrate experience of supporting the delivery of a personalised curriculum.
• Support teachers in the assessment of pupil progress
• Demonstrate knowledge of pupil’s developmental needs.
• Be a consistently good practitioner.
• Be committed, flexible and able to motivate students of all abilities.
• Be passionate about developing the whole child.
• Have high expectations of pupils.
• To undertake the professional duties outlined above by having regard to Teaching Assistant Standards.

This is a particularly challenging role and the successful candidate must be committed to creating a positive learning environment no matter what barriers they may face. You will need a high level of resilience and a commitment to working as an emotionally intelligent team to support vulnerable children.


The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Shortlisting to take place; Tuesday 14th September

Interviews to take place; Tuesday 21st September

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you wish to discuss the position or find out more about working in a PRU, please contact Mrs Carr or Mrs Campbell (Co - Head teachers) for an informal chat or to organise a visit. An application pack can be obtained from our website https://tvc.ac.uk/contact-us/work-for-us/