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Teaching Assistant

The Bridge Short Stay School
£20,000 - £24,999
The Bridge Short Stay School
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/08/2019 at 12:00 PM
The Bridge Short Stay School

Teaching Assistant Specialist Skills (Including Class Cover)

Full Time, Term Time Only: Grade 6 £21 166 - £23 836 (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 both within and out of and covering lessons in the absence of regular teaching staff. The role will often involve supporting out of centre activities, including PE and the Duke of Edinburgh award and so will require someone who is able to motivate our students and lead by example.

The Bridge primarily caters for students who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools and 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 will be split between our two sites, initially spending 3 days per week in Northwich and 2 days in Ellesmere Port

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.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Steph Oscroft, Office Manager on or 0151 337 6873

Closing Date 12pm Monday 1st July 2019

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:

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