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Teaching Assistants

Briar Way, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS16 4EA
Briarwood School
Term Time
£21,189 to £21,575 (Pro Rata)
1st March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
1st April 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1311769

An exciting opportunity to work at a rapidly expanding Special School.

We are seeking to appoint Teaching Assistants at our fantastic special school.  We currently have vacancies in Early years, Primary, Secondary, Post 16 and our Alternative Education Provision.

Briarwood has a dedicated team of staff, governors and parents/carers who are proud to support 160 children and young people aged 3 to 19 years and are passionate about their progress, happiness and care. 

You will be required to work with a range of pupils whom have severe and profound learning difficulties.  A large number of our pupils have challenging behaviours and are within the Autistic Spectrum.  Candidates must bring energy, confidence and enthusiasm with a commitment to inclusion. We will provide a planned induction within a large, strong and supportive LSA and teaching team. Under the guidance of the teaching staff, you will provide direct support for the learning of individual children or groups of children to achieve defined progression targets.  Experience and knowledge in working with children within a special needs setting is desirable. This is an exciting opportunity to join our school in a period of rapid development.

The posts are 30 hours a week, Monday to Friday, 8.50 am to 3.20 pm or 32.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.45pm.  Term time only, working 39 weeks (including 5 inset days), 13 weeks school holidays of which 6.4 weeks paid as annual leave. No entitlement to annual leave during term time.  Salary £21,189 to £21,575per annum (Pro Rata) dependent on Bristol City Council or Local Government continuous service.

Closing Date: 31st March  2023 @11.59pm

Interview Date: 20th April 2023

Start Date: As soon as possible

Briarwood School is committed to providing Equal Opportunities for its pupils and staff and safeguarding children. All employees must have an enhanced DBS clearance (this will be carried out by the school if you are successful).


Safeguarding Statement:

Briarwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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