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Teaching Assistant

The Bridge Short Stay School
Grade 6 £22,183 - £24,491 pro rata per annum
Ellesmere Port
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/08/2021 at 12:00
The Bridge Short Stay School

Teaching Assistant Specialist Skills (Including Class Cover)

Full Time, Term Time Only: Grade 6 £22,183 - £24,491 (Pro Rata)

The Bridge Short Stay School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will play a key role in the pastoral and academic support of Secondary aged students who display challenging behaviour. This role will involve supporting individuals and groups within lessons and also delivering specific interventions for targeted students. The role also involves covering lessons in the absence of regular teaching staff.

The Bridge primarily caters for students who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools, we are passionate about providing a second chance for students who have struggled in their education and putting them on a pathway towards future success. The work is challenging and requires someone who can maintain a focus on the best interests of the student while demonstrating flexibility and resilience under pressure. In return the successful candidate would be supported in joining a committed and friendly team with the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people. This post would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who is seeking experience ahead of a career in Teaching or Social Work.

This post is based on our Ellesmere Port site, but may also involve some travel to Northwich.

A desire and commitment to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and improve outcomes for young people are essential. We are looking for someone who will consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and a belief in the potential for change.

School visits are not possible under the current circumstances, for further details please contact the Headteacher at

Closing Date 12pm Wednesday 11th August 2021

The Bridge Short Stay School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all young people and expect staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available here:

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancy. Please complete the application as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.

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