Teaching Assistant (Level 3)

Required from 1 November 2023 or as soon as possible.

Governors of this popular, successful and oversubscribed 11-16 High School are seeking to appoint a committed, motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant – Level 3 (Grade 7) to provide support for students with physical disabilities so that they are able to access a full school life in order to progress and develop.  Achievement of SEN students has improved in recent years but we cannot become complacent and need to develop our provision further, making full use of all available resources whilst meeting the statutory requirements for appropriate SEN provision.

The successful applicant will be employed to work 29.35 hours per week (term time only + 5 additional days worked during periods of school closure).  You will gain experience across all year groups/departments/subject areas and be a key support for the school by joining a dedicated and supportive team.  You will provide high quality support to students across KS3 and KS4, to ensure that they are on track with their learning.

The Elton High School is a significantly oversubscribed school with a tradition of excellence.  Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2022) reiterated the strengths that had been confirmed in the previous report (2017) and are firmly embedded across our school.  The inspection team noted that ‘pupils are proud to attend’ Elton with an established culture of ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve’.   Our students achieve well, with inspectors being particularly impressed with the climate for learning and behaviour of our students – their ‘positive behaviour at all times is characteristic of the respectful culture of this school [and] their positive conduct reflects leaders’ high standards’. 

The success of our school is built on the expertise of our high-quality staff.  We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice, moreover we have a constant focus on ensuring that all of our team feel supported to give of their best and to have a work life balance. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to promoting the well-being of everyone in our school community and consistently review opportunities to further promote staff well-being.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant (Level 3) to contribute to our next steps in pushing Elton to realise its potential as one of the very best schools in the Greater Manchester area.

The school has excellent transport links with the M60, M61, M62 and M66 Motorways crisscrossing the area plus the Metrolink Light Rapid Transit system with a fast and frequent service from Bury centre through Manchester city centre to East Didsbury.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS. Please note that, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Further information can be provided by our SENDCO, Ms Jo Leighton, via email leightonj@eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk   Also, please do not hesitate to contact her if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

Please visit our website for further details and to download an application pack. 

Closing date: 10.00am on Friday 29 September 2023.

The Elton High School