One Current Vacancy

Teaching Assistant (SRP)

Required for September 2021, One Year Fixed Term Contract

Dorset Salary Grade 5 (£9.81/hour, £18,933 FTE)

33 hours 50 minutes per week, 8.30am-3.40pm Monday - Friday

Dorset Job Description XS10.4 Classroom Teaching Assistant


An opportunity has arisen for a nurturing, flexible, enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join a strong and cooperative team supporting individual(s) and small groups of pupils, both in mainstream classes and within our small, unique Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP).  


Please read the associated Job Description XS10.4 Classroom Teaching Assistant which details the main responsibilities and duties of the post.


The SRP at Beaminster School is part of our mainstream school, currently working with ten pupils aged 13-16 with multiple and complex needs including ASD, learning difficulties and SEMH, and with attainment levels ranging from KS1 up to GCSE (candidates should be confident working with students at this level). The curriculum and enrichment programs within Key Stage 4 are tailored to provide our youngsters with the skills and experiences necessary to support their transition to post-16 and beyond.


Working closely alongside teaching staff, the postholder will help ensure SRP students can access mainstream curricula and the wider school environment through bespoke behaviour plans and the provision of nurturing opportunities, and be willing to support a range of other activities, such as Forest School and school trips, to ensure our SRP students achieve the best possible outcomes.


Previous, relevant experience and evidence of supporting young people with SEMH, and/or students with attachment disorder and/or autism would be considered an advantage, as would a Forest School qualification and/or experience.


Our ideal candidate will be:


  • Enthusiastic and committed to the learning needs of all young people

  • Good at building relationships with young people and other adults

  • Able to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality

  • Be keen to take responsibility for supporting a given area of the curriculum

  • Be adaptable, flexible, proactive, relentlessly optimistic and able to smile in the face of adversity!


Visits to the school and SRP by arrangement prior to applying are encouraged.

Beaminster School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All appointments are made subject to suitable references, enhanced DBS and medical clearance in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines.


Please note we cannot accept CVs.


All applications must be made on the application form supplied and returned to:

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Please note that we cannot accept CV applications.

Applications forms and further post information can be found by clicking on the relevant links on this page.

Please ensure that you have read the relevant Job Description and use the correct application form for the post you are applying for (teaching or non-teaching) and have also read the Privacy Notice and Notes for All Applicants.

Completed applications should be returned to:

Mrs Nicola Chalkley (Head's PA and Office Manager)

by the relevant closing date.

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