Birmingham City Council

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

The Bridge School, Coppice View Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6UE
£14,510 - £16,020 plus SEN allowance (Pro Rata of £18,979 - £20,955)
28 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details

Hours per week: 32.5hrs, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

The Bridge School

Coppice View Road

Sutton Coldfield

B73 6UE

Telephone Number: 0121 809 1510

Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Teaching Assistants to join The Bridge School. The Bridge

School is a special school for primary age children with complex special educational needs that is part of Forward Education Trust. Many of our children have profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties or present on the autistic spectrum and have communication difficulties. This role is tied to the continuation of external funding.

All of the children who attend The Bridge School have an Education and Health Care Plan. Our school educates 90 children with complex and multiple needs. Children may have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some children have additional needs including visual impairment and hearing impairment and behaviour difficulties. Children attending our school will usually require augmented and modified curriculum opportunities including an overarching mobility curriculum and a sensory experiential curriculum for our more profound learners. The Bridge School underpins all of its curriculum delivery through continually developing its communication work so that pupils may access their learning in a way personalised to their needs.

The Bridge School is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff. We offer a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment. All applicants must have GCSE grades A-C or equivalent in English Language. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: Monday 11 July 2022, 9am

To apply, please visit our website

Please complete an application form and email it to:

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.


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.


Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.


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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