Job Title
Teaching Assistant Level 1 SEN - Grade 3
Contract Type
Full time 35 hours per week, term time only plus inset days (39 weeks) permanent
Pioneer House High School
Reporting to
Senior Leadership team and Headteacher
£18,426 (pro rata)
Start date
As soon as possible
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to join our team.
Role Purpose
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. 
About you:
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • a commitment to the ethos of Pioneer House and its values and aims
  • promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
  • Enthusiasm, energy and flexibility
We offer:
  • A dynamic and forward thinking Trust that works in partnership to ensure outstanding achievement of all children.
  • A commitment to your own professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a recently opened and developing school
  • Excellent career average pension scheme (Greater Manchester Pension Fund – see for more information)
Application Procedure:
Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. 
CVs will not be accepted.  No telephone calls or emails from agencies please.
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.
Closing Date for Applications: recruitment for this post is rolling
Interviews will take place as soon as suitable applications have been selected.
The interview process consists of a skills test, a panel interview and an opportunity to spend time in the classroom
Completed application forms should be sent to  

About us:

Pioneer House High School is a 100 place Free Special School, established in September 2016, for students with significant learning difficulties aged from 11-19 years. The school has a focus on developing Enterprise, Employability and Independence Skills with our pupils; as a result of rapid growth we require a teacher, with experience of working with pupils with SEND, to join our successful and committed team


Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.  Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 6 schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 3 special needs schools.  We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.


All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request. 
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 


Prospere Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.  We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


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