Teaching Assistant Grade 3

Redditch, Worcestershire
£15059 up to £18153 per annum
24 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Sam Somner
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Pitcheroak School

Willow Way




B97 6PQ

Headteacher: Sheila Holden


Permanent Teaching Assistant Grade 3, including special needs allowance

Salary range: £15059 up to £18153 per annum (including special needs allowance)

30.42 hours per week, term time plus 5 TED days

Start date to be confirmed

Pitcheroak School is an all age 4 to 19 Special school. We have 155 wonderful children and a beautiful building with excellent facilities. The Governors of Pitcheroak School are seeking to appoint a caring, committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Grade 3 to join our team.

You'll be supporting and teaching students with complex needs and communication difficulties.  Working within small teaching groups, you'll need to use your experience of behavioural management to support our students, ensuring that they are safe, engaged and encouraged with their independent learning. You'll develop close working relationships, helping them with both academic and vocational skills for their life ahead.

This is an excellent chance for anyone with enthusiasm and a caring nature to join our team. We think that Pitcheroak School is a wonderful and exciting place to be and we know that we have the most incredible children. If you have high standards and expectations for yourself and everyone around you, a passion for learning and a passion for developing your own skills set then we think you will love it here too.

We would  like to hear from you if you:

  • experience of teaching young people with special educational needs on a one to one basis is essential
  • the ability to manage and encourage students to become independent learners, supporting their welfare alongside their emotional and behavioural development
  • can provide a learning environment that enables all children to meet their potential
  • are an effective communicator who can establish and sustain constructive relationships with children and adults
  • have a positive and creative personality
  • can demonstrate  flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team
  • are willing to play a full part in the life of the school and the local community
  • are committed to school improvement and raising levels of pupil achievement.

What will you receive from us?

This rewarding job also provides the following benefits for the right candidate:-

  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • An attractive pension through the Local Authority
  • Free parking
  • Catering facilities
  • Access to onsite gym facilities

The post is term time only plus 5 education days; hours are 30.42 per week Monday – Friday.  Please see the Job Description of Person Specification for further information.

Visits to the school will take place on the interview day for shortlisted candidates.


Pitcheroak School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check prior to taking the position.

For further information please visit the school website www.pitcheroak.worcs.sch.uk or email the school office@pitcheroak.worcs.sch.uk

Closing Date: 10th December 2021

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