Teaching Assistant – Term Time Only – Fixed term for one year

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/06/2024 09:00
£19,530 - £19,857 pro rata salary
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
NE16 5AR
Closing date:
28 Jun
Further Information
Whickham School is a high performing and over subscribed 11-18 school in Gateshead. Staff and students enjoy working and learning at our school and have created a culture that facilitates high levels of attainment and progress. Student progress is significantly above regional and national averages. The school has built an excellent reputation for the quality of provision provided to students. The school has made significant progress in becoming a place where students fulfil their potential. We are seeking to appoint a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with teaching and other SEND Team staff.

The Teaching Assistant will:

• Primarily support and provide care for an individual pupil with a specific physical disability;

• To assist in the specific medical/care needs of pupils. This will include supporting students with intimate personal care, including toileting/changing;

• Work with class teachers to ensure this pupil engages in learning and make good progress;

• Promote pupils’ independent learning skills, self-esteem and social inclusion;

• Give support to pupils through structured interventions so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement;

• Work closely with Faculty Leaders to ensure teaching staff have the skills, knowledge, training and resources to differentiate appropriately to meet the needs of SEND pupils within their subjects.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal, we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

The role is 37 hours per week in term time. Hours of work are 8.20am - 4.20pm Monday - Thursday and 8.20am - 3.50pm on a Friday.

This post is Grade D , term time only working 39 weeks per year.

Approximate salary pro rata is £19,530 to £19,857 per annum.

Please submit your application via the TES by 9am on Friday 28th June.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.