Teaching Assistant Level 1

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in a brand new special school for pupils aged 11 – 19 years, situated in newly completed premises in Northern Moor.

Our pupils, all of whom have severe learning difficulties, follow a vocational curriculum with a strong focus on supporting young people to become active citizens who make a positive impact on their communities. The rapid growth of this innovative school will offer the post holders ample opportunities for skill development and progression over the next few years through training and support.

As we reach the end of our first two years we are seeking to appoint a number of suitably qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistants to join our team from September 2018.

Teaching Assistant Level 1

Grade 3
Special/Additional needs
Salary £17,173 (pro rata)
Full-time 35 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks) permanent.


Midday Monday 4th June 2018

The post holder will support teaching and learning across the school, providing general support in the management of pupils and resources, as directed by teachers and senior staff. The successful applicant must be able to work effectively with the whole school community including pupils, parents, governors and staff. 

Candidates will be shortlisted against the person specification for the post.  We would expect you to have good literacy and numeracy skills (proof of GCSE qualification or equivalent in English and Maths is essential). This post requires enhanced DBS clearance. The Trust is committed to safeguarding our children.

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.  CVs will not be accepted.  References will be requested prior to interview. No telephone calls or emails from agencies please.

Further details are available from the school’s website www.pioneerhousehighschool.net

Completed application forms should be sent to jobs@pioneerhouse.net  

The selection process will consist of a skills test and an interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and will be given the opportunity to have a look around the school and spend some time in a classroom on the day.

Pioneer House High School is part of The Prospere Learning Trust.  Our vision is to provide exceptional education for children from any background so that they become happy, confident adults. The Prospere Trust is committed to fully comprehensive education and working in and around Greater Manchester to provide inspiring, memorable schooling for all its students.

Pioneer House High School and the Prospere Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.