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Teaching Assistants - Shenstone Lodge School

Shenstone Lodge School
Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS14 0LB
Grade 6 (£25,119 - £27,803 FTE)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Teaching Assistant

(Special School)

Salary: Grade 6 (£25,119 - £27,803 FTE)

Full time 32.5 hours per week, whole year

NB this is a very competitive salary as the position is not subject to ‘pro rata’ like many TA vacancies


To support an exciting period of school growth, we are seeking to appoint friendly, approachable and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our existing Team at Shenstone Lodge School in Shenstone, near Lichfield. You will be calm under pressure, resilient, confident, curriculum aware and have experience of successfully managing and supporting older students who can exhibit behaviours that challenge.  


The school holds the nationally acclaimed Best Practice Teaching Assistant Award which demonstrates our commitment to supporting TAs as a professional and fully integrated part of the school team.


The successful applicant will receive bespoke training (depending on experience) to develop knowledge, skill sets, understanding and effectiveness. This ensures that we offer the best educational and pastoral support for our Secondary age students. 


A visit to the school and /or a discussion with a member of the senior management team is highly recommended. Please contact the school office on 01543 480369 and ask for Ian Mitchell.


Shenstone Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  As part of the shortlisting process, the school will undertake an online search as part of our due diligence which may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with the applicant at interview.



Closing date: 12.00 noon Thursday 27th November 2023

Shortlisting: Friday 24th November 

Interview date:  Tuesday 28th November 2023


To apply, please click on the below link: 

 Teaching Assistant at Shenstone Lodge School | MyNewTerm 


Shenstone Lodge is a 'split-site', part residential school supporting and educating students who present with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs.  It has recently joined The Manor Hall Academy Trust.

The school secured a ‘GOOD’ rating in its last educational Ofsted inspection in May 2017.

The residential provision is inspected by Ofsted annually and received ‘OUTSTANDING’ in February 2020.

The Shenstone Lodge site is based just outside of Shenstone village, near Lichfield in Staffordshire and currently supports students from Y1 toY7.

There is a residential provision on this site which accommodates up to 12 students overnight between Monday and Thursday during term time.

The Brades Lodge site is a day school situated in Tividale, Oldbury and supports students from Y7 to Y11.

The school is funded across the two sites for a total of 95 students.

Students at both Shenstone Lodge School sites have access to:

A curriculum with a strong focus on developing core academic skills, using a range of interventions to improve reading, writing and maths.

A supportive and knowledgeable staff group

A wide range of enrichment opportunities to develop self-management skills, build self-esteem and promote aspiration.  

Additional Special Educational Need Support

As a special school all students benefit from small class sizes, high levels of support and well resourced subjects.

Additional Information

Both sites offer a range of curriculum enrichment opportunities both during and after school and run rewards systems which recognise and celebrate students' achievement.

Company info
01543 480369
Birmingham Road
WS14 0LB

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