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Teaching Assistant Level 3

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Firwood Special School

“Learning without Limits”
Executive Headteacher: Mrs Sally McFarlane

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Firwood High School is a successful 11-19 special school meeting the needs of children with
complex learning difficulties.

Trustees are looking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant Level 3 who is passionate about supporting pupils with a range of special educational needs.

Firwood is at an exciting time in its development.  We have recently converted to
Woodbridge Academy Trust in partnership with Ladywood Primary Special School, Ladywood Outreach Service and Woodbridge College (Post 19 provision).

Applicants should be enthusiastic about the development of their skills to work effectively
with students with special educational needs and a desire to better their knowledge and understanding of an area within this forum.
We require Teaching Assistant Level 3 who are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ for our very special young people.
We will offer you:
• A challenging yet rewarding working environment working with inspirational young people
• Professional development to support you in your career
• Hardworking, dedicated, professional and enthusiastic staff
• The benefits of working in an innovative and forward thinking school
• Supportive leadership and real opportunities to develop as a leader
• A genuinely happy and caring place to work
• Strong links with the community and our co-located Academy
• High standard facilities

Contract:  Full time and permanent.
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Salary:  Grade 6, Actual Salary Range £17,231 - £19,736 per annum
Working Hours: 32.5 hrs per week, Term Time & 5 days

Firwood is an exciting place to be and if you are a team player with a commitment to the highest quality provision for pupils with SEN then we would like to hear from you.

Application packs may be downloaded or are available from the school:
Firwood High School,
Stitch-Mi-Lane, Harwood, Bolton. BL2 4HU.
Tel:  01204 333044

Closing Date for applications: Friday, 25 January 2019 at noon
Shortlisting: Monday, 28 January 2019
Interviews: Monday. 4 February 2019

Visits to school are warmly welcome by contacting the school office on 01204 333044 to arrange a convenient time.
Applications should be returned for the attention of Mrs J Phillips, School Business Manager,
Firwood High School, Harwood, Bolton, BL2 4HU or by email to

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be
undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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25th Jan 2019

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