Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200


Level 2 (SEN) Teaching Assistants

Grade E, Point 4-5

33.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 Training Days)

Starting Salary:  £14,788.00 per annum

Due to maternity leave and recent staff resignations and promotions, we have several permanent vacancies and 1 temporary (maternity cover) vacancy for Level 2 (SEN) Teaching Assistants to start on Monday 1st November 2020 or as soon as possible, following successful pre-employment checks.  We currently have several vacancies at our main school sites for 33.75 hours per week and we have several vacancies for 2 or 3 day contracts but are also looking to appoint for a satellite class due to open at another school from 1st November 2020.  All applicants should be able and willing to travel to any of our school sites as required as staff may be redeployed based on need.

We can consider applications for 2 or 3 day contracts, in line with the weekly working times, but appointment to these will be subject to the number of successful applications for part-week positions.

Our Teaching Assistants work as part of a class team, supporting pupils with a range of additional needs, including those with social and behavioural needs, autism or multiple and complex medical needs.

In addition to a commitment to ensure every child reaches their full potential, the successful candidates will have:

  • NVQ level 2 qualification or equivalent in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent, accredited by an Ofqual registered body (please note certificates of completion are NOT acceptable).
  • Minimum GCSE Grade C (Grade 4 or above) in Maths and English.  (Lower pass grades may be accepted from holders of the appropriate NVQ 2 qualification)
  • Demonstrable experience of working with or caring for children with special needs in a school setting
  • Evidence of good communication skills
  • Appropriate IT and keyboard skills 

Posts will be for 33.75 hours per week, consisting of the following working pattern, with ½ hour unpaid lunch break:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 8.40 am – 3.30 pm

Tuesday – 8.40 am – 5.00 pm (staff training/update from 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm)

Thursday – 8.40 am – 4.00 pm (staff class time from 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm)

Candidates appointed to part-week contracts will be required to work the appropriate hours for the days of their contract and will work in conjunction with another part-time post.

Internal applications should be made by letter, with reference to qualifications and skills listed in the person specification and which are relevant to the job description.

External candidates can obtain an application form and further information from Shirley Crooke, Business Manager, tel:  01933 351214 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Curriculum Vitaes cannot be accepted without an accompanying application form.

Letters of application/application forms should reach the school office(s) by Friday 25th September 2020.  Interviews will be arranged in due course and may need to be held via Zoom or Teams.  Please indicate in your application letter whether you are able to take part in a virtual interview.

Contact The Hayway

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG

Tel: 01933 351200

Contact Finedon Road

Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS

Tel: 01933 304970