Teaching Assistant Vacancies   

5 x (32.5hr) Teaching Assistant vacancies at The Cavendish High Academy

Required: September 2018
Salary Scale: NJC Point 11 - 17
Salary: Min/Max £15,807 - £17,772 per annum (to be reviewed in line with April 2018 recommendations)
SEN Allowance (dependent upon experience): £1239 per annum (to be reviewed in line with April 2018 recommendations)

We encourage you to read our website very carefully and familiarise yourself with the Academy and our latest Ofsted inspection letter (March 2017). What will be clear to you is that you are applying to an extremely successful 11-19 secondary special school. “The Cavendish High Academy is an exciting place to be, whether as a pupil or member of staff” Ofsted March 2017. Cavendish is a school where pupils and staff are passionate about learning.

We are seeking to recruit experienced, positive and enthusiastic teaching assistants who have the flexibility to work with young people who have a range of learning needs. Successful applicants will work in partnership with professional colleagues to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment and deliver highly effective teaching and learning experiences that support students to progress and achieve their potential.

Along with supporting students in the classroom you will be required to attend to students’ personal needs, helping with social, welfare, care and health matters, which may include toileting, dressing, feeding and mobility. Experience of working with young people with special educational needs and behaviours that challenge will be advantageous.

There is an expectation that all our staff will work flexibly across the Academy as necessary. Our staff need to be adaptable and able to research, learn and apply skills and strategies to a diverse population. You should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, good behaviour support skills, be an effective member of a team, be prepared to use your own initiative and be open to lifelong learning.

Do you have the following essential and/or desirable qualifications and qualities?

Essential: A minimum Level 3 CACHE or NNEB equivalent childcare qualification or Level 2 but with additional relevant qualifications, skills or experience and willing to train up to Level 3.

Essential: Enthusiasm and a sense of humour?

Essential: Creativity & adaptability?

Essential: The physical and emotional resilience to support young people who sometimes, present with behaviours, which challenge?

Desirable: Maths & English GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent

Desirable: BSL trained

Desirable: A levels or equivalent or a relevant degree (e.g. Psychology) If so we would like to hear from you.

Further details – including an application pack – are available on the school website

Alternatively you can contact or call 01928 561 706
(Please note school is closed from Thursday 29th April and re-opens on Monday 16th April).

Applications must be returned to the school by noon on Friday 4th May 2018.
Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Monday 14th May 2018.


The Cavendish High Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful you will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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