Teaching Assistants

Job Title:
Teaching Assistant

Contract Type:
Fixed term to August 2024

Ideally, we are offering 33 hours per week, across 5 days, term time only (including training days), but there is some opportunity for part-time working and flexible start/finish times between 07:45 and 16:00 hours, Monday to Friday.

**  33 hours per week, term time only, including 5 training days
working between 07:45 and 16:00 ours Monday to Friday  **

Level & Salary
**  NJC Level 2D (point range 4 to 6)
£23,114 to £23,893 per annum, pro-rata gross
£18,107 to £18,717 per annum, actual gross  **

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 candidates who enjoy making a difference to students requiring additional support with their education and who are looking for a term time role with hours within the school day.

For 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:  These vacancies will close when suitable candidates have been appointed and without further notice.

Teaching Assistant Level 2 – Job Description & Person Specification 2023

Biddenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, children’s barred list check, references and social media checks.