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Upper Shirley High School

Teaching Assistant

Closing date: 01/09/2021 at 12:00

Interview date: 21/09/2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: £19,141 - £20,958 (Depending on experience), FTE £22,368 - £24,491

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

Location of Role: Shirley, Southampton

Job/Person Summary

If you are seeking an authentic experience in a progressive and award-winning school, then consider this your personal invitation to USH. We are a heavily oversubscribed community school which proudly and successfully delivers values-led education. We are known for our excellent career progression routes and we attract professionals who are willing to contribute to our sustained success whilst embracing our family-ethos. We are typically ranked in the top 20 Hampshire schools for progress and Ofsted (Oct 2019) said ‘Both staff and pupils are proud of the inclusive nature of the school.’ 

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic and forward thinking Learning Support team. The successful candidate must be able to deliver high quality support across Key Stages 3 & 4 for students with a variety of additional educational needs. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a dedicated team player committed to support our students to overcome barriers in their learning and to help them to achieve their best.  The main priority will be to improve learning for our young people.

The successful candidates will:

We can offer you:

Do you have the desire and ambition to work in a supportive, energetic and innovative school where students are making significant and sustained progress?  If so please apply.

Application Procedure

Full details and application forms can be downloaded from our website www.ushschool.org from the ‘Staff’ section. Please return completed application to Applications@ushschool.org . Please also include a statement highlighting evidence of your work with children and the impact that this has had.

We positively encourage prospective candidates to inquire about our school prior to applying, please contact our HR Officer, Georgina Figgins in the first instance, if you would like to discuss the position or have any questions. Her email address is: Georgina.Figgins@ushschool.org

To give your application the best chance at being short-listed, where at interview you can demonstrate suitability for the role, please ensure you read the person specification and job description and give examples in your application. Should you be new to the education sector or do not have direct examples related to the person specification, do please provide examples from a similar experience.

Safer Recruitment

All schools with the Hamwic Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Bellemoor Road, Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7QU

Telephone: 023 8052 2692

Application form