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Level 3 Teaching Assistant (with Forest School experience) - Southall School

Telford & Wrekin Council
Off Rowan Avenue Dawley Telford
Salary range is £12.18 – 12.38. per hour.
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Level 3 Teaching Assistant (with Forest School experience)


32.5 hours per week, term time plus PD days

Salary range is £12.18 – 12.38. per hour

 An opportunity has arisen for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant within Southall School, with a specialism in Forest School and Outdoor Learning activities. 

The job involves working across the whole school and with individual students. It is desirable for the Teaching Assistant to have experience of working with children with SEN and complex needs.

The ideal Teaching Assistant will have: 

  • Level two numeracy/literacy skills
  • NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Level 3 Forest School certificate is desired or anybody who has an interest in Outdoor Learning and is willing to undertake Forest School training.
  • An understanding of Child Protection policies
  • Patience and empathy towards pupils
  • Good command of literacy and numeracy

Southall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post will be offered subject to the satisfactory return of safeguarding checks and two references.

 The post is 32.5 hours per week at level 3.  Salary range is £12.18 – 12.38. per hour. 

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Karen James, the School Business Manager at, who will return your call. 

The closing date for this advert is Monday, 1st July at 9.00 a.m., with interviews being held later that week.

Applications should be returned to or if by post to the school at the address below:

Tracey Roberts . Southall School, Off Rowan Avenue, Dawley, Telford TF4 3PX

Southall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post will be offered subject to the satisfactory return of safeguarding checks, two references and online checks.




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