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Teaching Assistant – SEND

 Do you have

  • The ability to inspire students?
  • The motivation to make a real difference?
  • Excellent people skills?
  • A willingness to work hard?


If so, Ken Stimpson Community School is the place for you! 

We are developing the already strong provision we offer our students for social, emotional and mental health needs in school and are currently looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant.  The successful candidate will have a high level of understanding and knowledge of working with students with social, emotional and mental health needs. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.

Please complete the electronic application form and your letter of application to let us know what motivates you to be a suitable candidate to meet this position. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.


  • For application details and an application form, please visit the ‘Current Vacancies’ page at 
  • If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Roz Mercuri (School Business Manager) via email r.mercuri [at]
  • Please return completed applications to Pauline Greenwood at p.greenwood [at] ()  by noon on Friday 10 January 2020.


Post Title: 
Teaching Assistant – SEND
Grade 4 Point 3 (£13,182.24 pro rata, £18,065 FTE)
Full-time, Term Time (32.5 hours per week) - Permanent
Responsible to: 
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator / Assistant Leader of SEN
Purpose of the Job: 

To support students with their special educational learning needs. Remove barriers and provide supportive strategies that enable them to make progress.

Main Responsibilities: 
  • To support students with special educational needs.
  • To provide feedback to the SEND team about the student’s engagement and progress.
  • To attend any relevant training of Teaching Assistants to develop knowledge and practice enabling all students to access the curriculum.
  • To support the team and contribute to break duties and supervision of students during social times.
  • To communicate students’ views/needs to line manager to ensure students voices feel listened to.

Equality Opportunity

The post holder will be expected to undertake all duties in the context of and in compliance with the school’s and council’s equal opportunities policies.

Closing Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)