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2x Teaching Assistants, fixed term, part time 27.5hrs p.w. - Required from September 2020

2x Teaching Assistants, fixed term, part time 27.5hrs p.w.


Required from September 2020

PCD5, £19,171 per annum, pro rata, term time


This is an exciting opportunity to join our lively small school in the heart of the Lake District and make a real difference to the lives of children with additional needs! The governors and headteacher of Borrowdale C of E School wish to appoint two caring, dedicated and highly motivated Teaching Assistants to join the staff team from 1st September. One of the posts has become available due to the retirement of one of our Teaching Assistants this summer, the other post has arisen due to increased support needs in the school. The hours for both roles are 27.5 hours per week, term time only.


In this varied role the successful candidates will, under the supervision of the class teachers and SENCo, work with individual children in the mornings and support them in small group activities and mainstream class lessons in the afternoons as well as support the teacher in the classroom and outdoors. Both roles will involve working with children who may have Emotional and Behavioural Needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) needs. Previous experience of working with children on an EHCP is therefore desirable.

Borrowdale C of E School is a small, friendly, welcoming school with an extremely dedicated staff team. We have high expectations of all of our children, and we are committed to giving them the best possible educational experiences.

The successful candidates will:

  • share our vision ‘Educating for life in all its fullness’.
  • have a lot to give and feel passionate about making a difference to pupils with special needs.
  • have patience and a caring and understanding nature.
  • be able to remain calm if faced with unusual situations and think outside the box in order to positively resolve them.
  • have experience de-escalating situations of behavioural issues.
  • be confident to use own initiative and creativity and act accordingly without having to be directed.
  • have experience working with pupils on the autistic spectrum.
  • have good communication skills.
  • work in partnership with colleagues to promote a creative and stimulating learning environment.
  • be able to build positive relationships with all pupils, staff and parents.
  • have NVQ Level 3 or equivalent related to working with children.


The posts are available from 1st September and are fixed term until the end of the Summer Term 2021 as they are reliant on time limited funding for pupils with SEND.

Borrowdale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Right to Work in the UK, DBS and for "relevant" posts, a declaration that neither they, nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare Regulations 2009. Terms and conditions for Teaching Standards will apply.

There are many ways to find out more about the school. In addition to exploring our website, visits by appointment are warmly welcomed but will have to take place outside school hours or at the weekend to observe social distancing guidelines. The headteacher is also available to chat informally via zoom or phone. Please phone the school on 017687 77686  or contact the head teacher by email: to organise a time.

Please download the application form, job description and person spec below.

Completed applications forms with a covering letter should be returned via email only to


Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 6th July

Interviews will be held in accordance with current government guidance in the week commencing 13th July