Teaching Assistants

Job Title:
Teaching Assistant

Contract Type:
Fixed term to August 2024

33 hours per week working Monday to Friday, term time only, including 5 training days

Level & Salary
NJC Level 2D (point range 4 to 6)
Actual Gross Salary £16,527 to £17,135 per annum


Biddenham is an 11-19, oversubscribed school that, as we expand, is entering the next phase of its development. Due to our popularity, and as part of our £4.5 million building programme, we are growing and strengthening our already high performing staff team who, by 2025, will be working with 1600 students.

We seek to appoint enthusiastic and energetic Teaching Assistants to support the learning of individuals and groups of students with special educational needs, both within the classroom and in the Learning Support room, to enable them to have access to the whole school curriculum as their individual needs allow.  This may include assisting students with physical disabilities or medical needs (eg: carrying bags/ICT equipment, helping students to change for PE, assistance with toileting etc.).

Successful candidates will need to:

These positions would ideally suit degree qualified candidates who are interested in gaining teaching experience prior to applying for a teaching qualification. Biddenham has a comprehensive professional development programme and has successfully trained many graduates who have gained their teaching qualification through us.

Biddenham – ‘Opening Minds – Transforming Lives’.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing date:  Ongoing

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