Teaching Assistant, Ormskirk

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Pontville SchoolOrmskirk
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,007 - £18,672 + SSA £1,264+ Outstanding benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

Level 3 NJC 14-17 - £17,681 - £18,672

Level 2 NJC 11-13 – £17,007 - £17,391

As a Teaching Assistant at Pontville, you’ll have a key role to play in the development of our young people. We cater for students with special educational needs, which means they need more help than most. You’ll work with individuals, groups and classes, helping children learn and develop. Working to boost their self-esteem and encourage acceptance from others, you’ll also support the teacher by monitoring young people’s work. If your skills are well developed, you could take on more duties, such as helping with planning meetings, working without supervision and liaising with teachers to devise complementary learning activities. 

With your previous experience in a Teaching Assistant role, you’ll have up-to-date knowledge of welfare and safety practice within education. You’ll also have the ability to work to specific goals with children, and a gift for building relationships with staff and pupils alike. Emotionally resilient and able to motivate students, you’ll enjoy being part of a team but work well independently too. Please note that you may be expected to attend meetings outside normal school hours. 

Join us in making headlines and setting standards at Pontville School in Ormskirk. We provide an outstanding environment in which young people with complex educational needs, communication difficulties or challenging behaviour can reach their full potential. Catering for children and young people, between the ages of 5-19 years old, offering a specialist 38 week residential provision. 

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our aspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.  


We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, full school holidays (including bank holidays), Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the position please call Genevieve Watt – Senior Administrator on 01695 578734.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 9am 28th August 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 3rd September 2018

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