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Teaching Assistant (Level 2) - Temporary

Silverdale SchoolSheffield

Silverdale School is an extremely popular and high achieving 11-18 comprehensive in the south west of Sheffield and is the founding school of Chorus Education Trust. The school is rated as ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2014) and has an excellent record of student achievement at both KS4 and KS5.  It sits within a new building with a full complement of facilities.  At Silverdale’s heart is one of the country’s largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance and in 2020 it was asked to establish one of the first Teaching School Hubs, which resulted in the launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub. In 2020 it was named the Sunday Times Top State Secondary School in the North of the Decade, in recognition of its sustained success.

Silverdale School is part of Chorus Education Trust, and as such all appointees may be required to work at any Trust site in the future.

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Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

19.5 hours per week / 39 weeks per year

Grade 3, SCP 5-6 £19,312 – £19,698 (pro rata £8,703 - £8,877)

Temporary until 31.07.2022

To start:  As soon as possible

About this vacancy

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Teaching Assistant to provide support inside and outside of the classroom for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

In addition to excellent numeracy and literacy skills the essential requirements are excellent communication, inter-personal skills, the ability to plan, assess and deliver literacy or numeracy interventions and a desire to work with young people helping them to realise their potential. 

Experience of working with young people in a school setting is essential.

Applicants should be keen to:

• support the inclusion, social integration and academic progress of pupils with SEND inside and outside of the mainstream classroom.

• contribute to delivery, assessment and monitoring of student progress and support intervention.

To apply

The full application pack is available from and completed Chorus Trust application forms are to be sent to Jill Rishworth (HR Administrator) at:  

Please note that CVs and Sheffield City Council application forms will not be accepted. 

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

Interviews to be held: week beginning 10 January 2022.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure & Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

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