Teaching Assistant, Bournemouth

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Linwood SchoolBournemouth

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Approx. £10,692 for 27.5 hours at Point 13
Contract term: Permanent

Linwood School is an ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted January 2018) multi-campus, day special school for children aged 4 – 19.  We welcome pupils from a wide geographical area and support a comprehensive range of special educational needs including moderate (MLD), severe (SLD) and profound (PMLD) and complex learning difficulties (CLDD) as well as pupils on the Autism spectrum.

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated, committed Teaching Assistants to join our expanding team.  Due to the special educational needs of our children and young people this role can be challenging and physically demanding, however this work is also very rewarding. Resilience is a key personal quality for the role as is the ability to communicate effectively using a range of tools.

Appointments are made to Linwood School and we currently have vacancies at Springwood and Linwood campuses from April 2019.  Successful candidates will be based at either campus in line with their skills, abilities and experience.

Positions are for 27.5 hours per week initially to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday 9.15 a.m. - 3.30 p.m., term time only. Consideration will be given to applicants, who wish to work fewer hours per week on the proviso those hours would be full days.

Following successful completion of the 6 month mandatory probationary period there will be an option to increase working hours to 30 hours per week, with salary rising, currently, to £11,664.  Linwood School offers career progression opportunities for Teaching Assistants wishing to enhance their skills further in an education setting, leading to Specialist Provision Teaching Assistant or Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.

In addition to the benefits provided by Bournemouth Borough Council Linwood School also provides:

  • An Employee Assistance Programme to support staff wellbeing.
  • Easy to access Eyecare Scheme. 
  • Discounts to Musculo-Skeletal services.
  • Paid after-school training sessions to support staff development.
  • Career development.
  • Long Service Awards.


For further information please refer to the following websites: http://linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

Application forms and further details can be accessed via: www.jobsatbournemouth.com  from Friday 18th January 2019.  All applications must be submitted electronically via the above website.

If you have any queries over the application process, please contact Wendy Perry, HR Manager - wendyperry@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk.

Closing date: 24th February 2019

Interviews will take place: week commencing 4th March 2019

BG07 Grade 3 Spine point 13-16  

Salary Range £17,391 - £18,319 FTE. 43.13 paid weeks per year, hourly rate £9.0

Vacancies at the following Campuses:
- Linwood Main Campus, Alma Road, Winton
- Springwood Campus, Andrew’s Close, West Howe

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Offers of employment are also subject to satisfactory references and health check.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Alma Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 525107
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