Birmingham City Council

Level 2 Teaching Assistant - Permanent positions x 2

Cherry Oak School 60 Frederick Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6PB
£18,562 to £20,493 + SEN allowance pro rata
11 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
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Level 2 Teaching Assistant - Permanent positions x 2

£18,562 to £20,493 + SEN allowance pro rata

Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Cherry Oak School

60 Frederick Road

Selly Oak


B29 6PB

Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 464 2037

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

Cherry Oak School is a Primary Special School for pupils with cognition and communication difficulties. The school has recently had an increase in pupils with Autism as their primary need, and as such we are starting to develop and adapt our provision to meet our new demand.

Federated with Victoria School and Victoria College, Cherry Oak School provides pupils with a bespoke curriculum for all pupils with two learning pathways: Explorers pathway and Connectors pathway. Rudimentary, the differences in pathway approaches relates to a more formal style of learning for Connectors and a more sensory style of learning for


The school is preparing for an exciting new chapter and are seeking to appoint outstanding teaching assistants to our vacancies. We are looking for the best. We want individuals with a strong mindset who want to develop. In return, you will be in a school who will help you achieve, and progress in your career e.g. this year we have already created several

new internal roles, 1 x unqualified Teacher, 2 x HLTA’s, and 1x Level 3 Teaching Assistant. This gives clear progression pathways for all staff.

For us, the underlying ability and attitude are more important than experience to make a great Teaching Assistant. If you have not worked in education before then please don’t be put off. We can provide all of the specialist training you need but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly, to be resilient, and to be patient, and those are

essential qualities for this work. We realise that the need to improve children’s’ lives in all aspects, especially academic, requires unique individuals, which is precisely what we are looking for – unique individuals to help with the school’s improvement journey.

We are seeking to appoint two Level 2 Teaching Assistants full time. The roles will involve supporting the class teachers with the preparation of resources for lessons, supporting pupils during lessons and supporting the care needs and well-being of pupils throughout the school day.

The roles will ideally suit people who wish to work in a vibrant and challenging SEND environment.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

• flexibility

• their ability to work using own initiative, and work effectively as part of a team

• how they communicate clearly and effectively with pupils and colleagues

• the desire to take ownership of tasks

• the passion and commitment to supporting children and young people with Special Needs

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 10 December 2021, 12 midday

Please complete an application pack which can be found on the school website or please email:

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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