Job Title

Teaching Assistant Level 3 SEN –  Numeracy Support

Grade 5

Contract Type

Full time 35 hours per week, term time only (plus 2 weeks) permanent


Pioneer House High School

Reporting to

Senior Leadership team and Headteacher


£22,021 (pro rata)

Start date

1st September 2019


Pioneer House High School is an outstanding 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 expansion we require a TA3, with experience of working with pupils with SEND, to join our successful and committed team. We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to join the Mathematics team.


Role Purpose

The post holder will support teaching and learning across the school, providing support for the teaching of numeracy and the management of resources, as directed by the Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Mathematics and other 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:

  • Join the Mathematics team and play a proactive role in developing excellent provision for the teaching of mathematics and functional numeracy, following school policies and protocols.
  • Support class teams and teachers to deliver effective numeracy teaching and learning.
  • Manage mathematics resources across school
  • Manage specialist support in this specific area of the curriculum and take a lead role in addressing the needs of pupils who require help to overcome barriers to learning. 
  • Deliver learning programmes and support individual pupils, small groups (and whole classes during the short term absence of teachers)

The post holder 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
  • The highest ambitions for our pupils and our school
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • A notable impact on the quality of learning in a lesson
  • Have a willingness to learn and take on new ideas


We offer

  • A commitment to your professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a team with a shared vision of excellence




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. Completed applications should be returned to Sam Rushton, HR Manager,

Closing Date for Applications: midday Monday 17th June 2019

Interviews date: Thursday 27th June 2019


About Us:

Pioneer House High School is a school with a unique focus in preparing pupils from age 11 to become independent and productive young adults. Through our engaging applied learning curriculum focus, carefully structured programmes and highly effective teachers Pioneer House provides an outstanding and stimulating educational experience for every student. 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.


Pioneer House High School is part of The Prospere Learning Trust.  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 5 secondary 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. 


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.



Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Numeracy

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