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Priory Woods School & Arts College

Priory Woods School & Arts College A Special Place to Learn


Level 3 Specialist Teaching Assistants - Two posts

  1.  3 terms (Sept 2020- August 20201)- Maternity Cover

  2.  Full time permanent post.


Head teacher:            Mrs J French

Salary:                        £17,146 - £18,226 actual salary (35 hours) Prior to 31/3/2019 - Grade G (22-24)                 

Hours:                        35 hours per week, term time only plus one week

Contractual status:   Permanent/ Maternity cover- 3 terms.

Priory Woods School and Arts College is a large and successful school for young people aged 4 – 19 with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex needs.

We currently have two 35 hour teaching assistant vacancies; one maternity cover and one permanent post.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A good understanding of special educational needs across the age ranges
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with children, families and colleagues
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Visits prior to application are currently not available due to COVID 19 restrictions. However, if you would like to discuss these posts, please contact Mrs French on 01642 770450.

Please complete the attached application form and return to Mrs J. French at the school address or by email to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 3rd July 2020 at noon.

Shortlisting: 6th July 2020

Interviews: 10th July 2020 via Microsoft Teams