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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:The Grange School
Salary:£13,767 to £14,273 per annum
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 14th March 2023 at 8am.

Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

28.75 hrs per week  

Weeks per year

Term-time only



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 4 to 6

£21,189 to £21,968 (FTE)

£13,767 to £14,273 (pro rata)


The Grange School

Reports to


About the Post

We are looking to appoint a value-driven and aspirational colleague to join our learning support team with responsibility for supporting the teaching and learning of students, particularly those with communication needs, in lessons and interventions.

 This role is focused on supporting young people with speech and language and wider communication needs to enable them to learn and thrive in the classroom and the wider school community. This is a great opportunity to work with a fantastic team of people.

In September 2021, Twynham School and The Grange School (TGS) federated staffing structures enabling us to launch an ambitious and progressive vision for the education provided by our two schools. As we head into the second year of our journey we are excited to be advertising this opportunity to work at one of the most improved schools in the area.

In judging TGS to be “good” in all areas in December 2021, Ofsted recognised the efficacy and powerful opportunity provided by our federated approach and you will be joining an organisation that is gathering considerable momentum and has an absolute commitment to providing exceptional opportunities for the young people of Christchurch.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with wonderful young people
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues throughout our school
  • High quality continued professional development and opportunities to progress
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Who we are looking for

GCSE qualifications in English and maths, minimum of a grade 4/C (or equivalent) are required.

These positions are ideal for candidates:

  • Who may be interested in entering the teaching profession
  • Who wish to develop their skills and embrace ongoing training and development
  • Who want to step back in to work in a supportive and exciting environment

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Relishes the challenge of working in an educational environment
  • Will embrace our highly supportive and professional culture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please call Alison Brown on 01202 495716 or email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

The closing date is Tuesday 14th March 2023 at 8am.  Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.


Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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