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Teaching Assistants

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  • Post Ref: TALS
  • Department: Schools
  • Salary details: 11555-11786 per annum
  • Employment Status: Part Time, term time only
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  • Contract Type: Permanent
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  • Closing date: 15 September 2019
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  Vacancies at the following Campuses:

                                                     - Linwood Main Campus, Alma Road, Winton
Springwood Campus, Andrew’s Close, West Howe

                                                     - Littlewood Campus, Moore Avenue, West Howe



Teaching Assistants

BCP Spine Points 5 - 6  

Salary Range £11,555 – 11,786 per annum       

Term Time Only - starting salary approx. £11,555 for 27.5 hours per week 

Linwood School is an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted January 2018) multi-campus, day special school for children aged 4 – 19.  We welcome pupils from a wide geographical area and support a comprehensive range of special educational needs including moderate (MLD), severe (SLD) and profound (PMLD) and complex learning difficulties (CLDD) as well as pupils on the Autism spectrum.

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated, committed Teaching Assistants to join our expanding team.  Due to the special educational needs of our children and young people this role can be challenging and physically demanding, however the work is also very rewarding.  Resilience is a key personal quality for the role as is the ability to communicate effectively using a range of tools.

Appointments are made to Linwood School and we currently have vacancies at Linwood, Springwood and Littlewood campuses from November 2019.  Successful candidates will be based at any of our campuses in line with their skills, abilities and experience.

Positions are for 27.5 hours per week initially to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday 9.15 a.m. - 3.30 p.m., term time only.  Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work fewer hours per week on the proviso those hours would be full days.  We are unable to consider part days due to the needs of our students.

Following successful completion of the 6 month mandatory probationary period there will be an option to increase hours to 30 hours per week.  During the probationary period, there is an expectation that Teaching Assistants attend Monday after school training sessions to support their work in school and enhance skill levels.  A list of training dates and topics would be provided on commencement.

Linwood School offers further career progression opportunities for Teaching Assistants wishing to enhance their skills further in an education setting, leading to Specialist Provision Teaching Assistant and Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.

In addition to the benefits provided by BCP Council, Linwood School also provides:-

  • An Employee Assistance Programme to support staff wellbeing
  • Easy to access Eyecare Scheme 
  • Discounts to Musculo-Skeletal services
  • Paid after-school training sessions to support staff development
  • Career development
  • Long Service Awards

For further information please refer to the following website: http://linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk


Application forms and further details can be accessed online.  All applications must be submitted electronically via the above website.

If you have any queries over the application process, please contact Wendy Perry, HR Manager - wendyperry@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk.


Closing date: 15th September 2019

Interviews will take place: week commencing 30th September 2019

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Offers of employment are also subject to satisfactory references and health check.