Teaching Assistant Level 2, Central Bedfordshire

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The Chiltern SchoolCentral Bedfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Level 2 Point 12 - 15 £16123 - 17072 (Term time pro rata at £12,276- £12,999 p.a.)
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistants Level 2

32 ½ hours each week 

Level 2 Point 12 - 15 £12,276- £12,999 (Term time only and training days)

We are looking for TA level 2 staff who “Dare to be different”.  If you are passionate about education, have high aspirations for young people and you are an outstanding Teaching Assistant with the ability to engage pupils in motivating and creative learning, come and join our talented team. 

The Chiltern School is an Area Special School in Central Bedfordshire, we cater for pupils from 3-19 years across 2 sites. We provide a stimulating learning environment for pupils who have a wide range of needs from communication and interaction, cognition and learning; physical, sensory, medical, social, emotional and mental health. We were rated a Good school by OFSTED in October 2017, join us as we embark on our journey to become an Outstanding Centre of Excellence for SEND. 

Our vision is to develop children who are happy, confident, inquisitive and independent.

Our curriculum is highly personalised, pupils follow different pathways to meet their changing needs, with a strong emphasis on celebrating the small steps. We have a caring yet purposeful environment where high expectations, good manners and positive relationships are nurtured. 

Staff work together, expertly and enthusiastically, we provide high quality opportunities for continuous professional development, promote action research and use evidence based practice to enrich our own learning. 

We believe that the individual is at the heart of everything we do, everyone is valued and our differences are celebrated. It is our aim that as members of the Chiltern Family: 

· Everyone will thrive

· Everyone will feel safe, happy and fulfilled 

· Everyone will want to explore the world

· Everyone will acknowledge, encourage and nurture strengths and talents

· Everyone will be able to engage in positive and healthy relationships

· Everyone will have the determination to take the next step

· Everyone will challenge themselves when presented with opportunities for personal growth and development 

· Everyone will be encouraged to express themselves, make choices and engage in decision making about issues that affect their lives

The ideal candidate will embody our school values which are:-

Curiosity              Respect

Optimism             Resilience

Kindness             Humour

Respect               Courage

This opportunity would suit candidates with or without special school experience, we welcome Teaching Assistants from mainstream schools who want to develop their SEND skills in a forward thinking and supportive school. 

Application packs are available to be downloaded from the School Website:-



If you prefer a copy to be emailed to you, send your request to kunsworth@chiltern.beds.sch.uk


If you would prefer a hard copy, please call into either school office to pick up a pack.

Email:  kunsworth@chiltern.beds.sch.uk 

Telephone:  01582 667106 – Karen Unsworth, PA to Head teacher

Closing date:  Thursday 08.02.18 at 09.00 am

Interviews: week commencing 19.02.18 

The Chiltern School, Primary Site, Beech Road, Dunstable, LU6 3LY

The Chiltern School, Secondary Site, Regis Education Centre, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5PX

The Chiltern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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More about The Chiltern School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: The Kingsland Campus, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 5PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 866972
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