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SEND Teaching Assistants – Level 3



Band C point 8 – 14 £24,702 - £27,334 (£18,518– £20,491 pro-rata)


Monday – Friday 32.5 hours per week

8.50am-3.40pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8.50am – 4.45pm – Wednesday


Term Time Only (39 weeks) permanent

To start as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a number of permanent Teaching Assistants at our outstanding all age special school. You will be required to support our diverse range of learners in all areas of the curriculum and adapt your approach to suit their needs. Positions are in our primary and secondary teams but you may also be asked to support across phases.


Hazel Oak is an outstanding learning environment, with pupils who have a broad range of needs including Autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, social, emotional and behavioural challenges and a range of personal care and medical needs. We also support a growing number of pupils with mental health challenges. The working day can be great fun, fast paced but also very challenging. The staff team are creative, resilient and passionate about all the challenges and rewards of working to support children with special educational needs.


Staff are well supported at a personal and professional level, and are actively involved in the school’s development with access to regular training and peer support. We advocate a growth mindset and a positive outlook to support the development, wellbeing and self-esteem of our students across the age ranges. Our culture is restorative and philosophical, working towards shared goals to support pupil self-regulation and build self-esteem and confidence for life beyond school.


The successful applicant will:


  • Hold an NVQ level 3 qualification in education/childcare/child development/supporting teaching and learning, or equivalent
  • GCSE at minimum Grade C/4 in English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Have experience of working with children with learning difficulties
  • Be skilled in positive behaviour management and solution-focused thinking


We can offer you:

•              Health and wellbeing support through an external provider

•              Salary sacrifice for childcare costs

•              Subsidised public transport costs

•              Subsidised eye tests and glasses for DSE users


Application packs and further information about the roles can be found on our website or email Emma Fitzpatrick at  Deadline for applications is Friday 8th December at 12pm.


Please note that for new starters after 1st September, a term-time adjustment is made to the salary until 31st August 2024 to reflect the numbers of months worked in the first school year of employment.

Hazel Oak School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and Safer Recruitment checks.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender assignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  Hazel Oak strives to be a fully inclusive school, supporting a diverse workforce with equity as a key priority. In supporting applications from neuro diverse applicants, we adapt recruitment processes to include all candidates.

The post falls under the requirements of the Fluency Duty (part of the Immigration Act 2016) which makes it a requirement for all public sector workers operating in ‘customer facing’ role to be able to speak fluent English.