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Teaching Assistant – SEN department

Salary: Pass Scale 3 (Spine Points 4-5) (£16,421 - £16,720)

Contract: Annualised, part time 1209 hours per year (31 hours per week during term time, plus 5 INSET days)

Closing date: Midday on Friday 23 June 2023

Interviews: To be confirmed.

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is a vibrant, thriving and leading school in the local area.  (1395 on roll with a Sixth Form of 223) and our long history and excellent community links provide our students with exceptional opportunities. 

As a school, we are immensely proud of our September 2021 Ofsted report which describes our school as ‘Good’ with many ‘Outstanding’ features. Inspectors said that “Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is a learning community where pupils have great respect for each other. Teachers support pupils to become highly articulate young people who can express their views well on a wide range of issues.” They also commented that “Pupils benefit from studying a wide range of subjects. Leaders have put in place an ambitious curriculum. Leaders and teachers have high expectations of all pupils.”

The Governors are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and highly motivated Teaching Assistant (SEN), within a very busy and demanding department. 

How to apply:

This role is term-time and permanent. If this advert incorporates your strengths and interests, and you wish to be part of our extremely successful and constantly evolving team, then please see the job description, person specification, application form, child protection policy, code of conduct – Safer working practice guidance, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 form, consent to obtain reference form, Disqualification Policy, model reasonable adjustments statement below,

Email application forms and covering letters to Lynn Lewington ( by midday, Friday 23 June 2023, with the interview date to be confirmed.

Applicants from overseas outside the EEA should obtain an overseas criminal check before applying for a visit as the post is in an education sector.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment to keeping children safe. Any offer of employment will be subject to statutory pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS and Barred-List checks. This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020) and shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose any relevant criminal history prior to interview.

The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (amended 2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: