Teaching Assistant

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham TGS
Salary:£15,305 to £15,561 per annum - with a pay award pending
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Thurs 20th June 2024 at 8am

Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

Part time – 28.75 hours per week

Weeks per year

Term-time only contract, excluding INSET days



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 5 – 6

£23,500 to £23,893 (FTE)

£15,305 to £15,561 (pro rata)

A pay award is pending


Twynham School

About the Post

We are seeking to appoint Teaching Assistants on a permanent basis to join our Learning Support Team.   This role is focused on supporting young people with learning difficulties 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.

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special. There is an energy about Twynham School; we are entering an exciting decade for the school, our Trust and our community and successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.

Twynham School and The Grange School have federated teaching structures, enabling us to deliver world class educational experiences to students across both of our schools.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Support young people with SEND and their families in and out of the classroom
  • Work with like-minded colleagues who believe in the power of education to transform lives
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

What we can offer you

Twynham Learning 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

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • May be interested in entering the teaching profession
  • Wish to develop your skills and embrace ongoing training and development
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Relish the challenge of working in an educational environment
  • Will embrace our highly supportive and professional culture
  • Have GCSE qualifications in English and maths, minimum of a grade 4/C (or equivalent)
  • With a willingness to complete first aid training
  • With a willingness to support first aid as required

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

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown (HR administrator) on 01202 486237 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 Thursday 20th June 2024 at 8am. We reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates prior to the deadline and may withdraw the vacancy if this is filled prior to the deadline. Interested colleagues are encouraged to apply asap.

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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