Teaching Assistant

We are now recruiting Part Time Teaching Assistants to work in each of our campuses. It is a cliché but nevertheless true that no two days are ever the same at Selworthy! We can promise an exciting, varied and rewarding career working within our dedicated team to help children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities reach their full potential.

31.25 hours per week, term time only plus insets

8.45 am 3.30pm Monday to Friday

Salary: Grade 14 £10.98 per hour (£15,321 pro rata)

Employer Pension Contribution 24.4%

Locations: Hazelbrook Campus, Taunton

Oakhill Campus, Taunton

The Cove, Wellington

Pupils learn an ambitious curriculum. The SPECIAL supportive, personalised, empowering, creative, inspirational, aspirational, life long curriculum underpins the vision and aspirations staff, and those responsible for governance, have for the pupils. OFSTED June 2023 – Good

  • Are you passionate about improving lives of children and young people with SEND?
  • Do you have compassion and empathy?
  • Are you capable and resilient?
  • Do you have what it takes to make a difference?

We are looking for enthusiastic and resilient people who can demonstrate they are flexible, patient and kind, who will fit in with our skilled and hardworking staff team. The ability to think on your feet and cope well, in sometimes, challenging situations is a must. We can promise variety and innovative learning experiences which often necessitate warm coats!

If you would like to be part of a supportive school community, which is dedicated to ensuring continuous improvement for all, we would love to hear from you.

Pupils are encouraged to be active participants in their learning. Staff are strong advocates for pupils so they can make themselves heard. OFSTED June 2023 – Good

What Selworthy School offers its staff:

  • Full induction programme and ongoing professional development
  • A rewarding role with excellent support and multiple opportunities for career progression.
  • Comprehensive pension scheme
  • Provision of free tea/coffee for staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff wellbeing activities (exercise classes, access to Hydropool, staff and family events)
  • Wellbeing room and information on wellbeing approaches
  • Access to Occupational Health Service

Selworthy School is part of the Oak Partnership Trust and the role may involve working across our partner schools in the future.

The Oak Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange a visit or for further details regarding the roles, please see The Oak Partnership Trust website for a Full Job Description, Person Specification and an Application form.

Please visit our Trust website in information about all our schools

Completed application forms should be returned by email to

Closing date: Midday Friday 30 th September 2023

Interview date: Week beginning 2 nd October 2023

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