Teaching Assistant

Employer: The Bridge Short Stay School
Salary: Grade 6
Location: The Bridge Short Stay School
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
Hours: 37.00 hours per week. 39 weeks per year (including 5 staff development days).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/11/2023 at 12:00
Reference: SEC/23/261237

Teaching Assistant Specialist Skills (Including Class Cover)

Full Time 37 hours, Term Time Only 39 weeks: Grade 6 - Actual Salary - £22,420 - £24,829

FTE £25,979 - £28,770 (Pro-Rata)

The Bridge Short Stay School are looking to appoint two Teaching Assistants who will play a key role in the pastoral and academic support of Secondary aged students who display challenging behaviour. This role will involve supporting individuals and groups both within lessons and delivering withdrawal interventions for targeted students and cover of lessons in the absence of teaching staff.

One post would be particularly suited to an individual with a passion for outdoor learning and contributing to our learning outside the classroom and Duke of Edinburgh programmes. In both cases the ability to support students with their learning, social and behavioural needs is essential.

The Bridge primarily caters for students who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools, we are passionate about providing a second chance for students who have struggled in their education and putting them on a pathway towards future success. The work is challenging and requires someone who can maintain a focus on the best interests of the student while demonstrating flexibility and resilience under pressure. In return the successful candidate would be supported in joining a committed and friendly team with the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people. This post would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who is seeking experience ahead of a career in Teaching.

A desire and commitment to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and improve outcomes for young people are essential. We are looking for someone who will consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and a belief in the potential for change.

For further details please contact the Headteacher at andy.stewart@thebridge.cheshire.sch.uk

Closing Date 12pm Friday 24th November 2023. Interviews to be held week commencing 27th November

The Bridge Short Stay School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all young people and expect staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, in line with KCSIE guidance an online search will be conducted for shortlisted candidates. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available here:


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