Teaching Assistant

Sir Bobby Robson School, Ipswich

Teaching Assistant

Salary: Grade 3, SP 4 – 6 (FTE £18,426 - £19,171 / Actual £14,794.99 - £15,393.19 per annum)

Job Start: September 2020

Contract Type: Permanent, part time (35 hours per week / 39 weeks per year)
This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand-new special school, which will be part of the Unity Schools Partnership multi-academy trust, opening in September 2020.

At this exciting time for the school, we are looking for individuals with a passion for SEN to join our team and make an impact on the learning of our students. The successful applicant will need to be able to work flexibly, have excellent behaviour management skills and be prepared to assist pupils on a one to one basis as well as in small groups and whole class settings.

Sir Bobby Robson School will educate young people between the ages of 8-16 who have a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs. Many of the pupils will also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Ipswich and surrounding areas of Suffolk.

The school will be part of a collaborative, forward thinking Academy Trust of 26 schools. The school will also be adding to our network of special schools, alongside The Bridge School, Ipswich and Churchill Special School, Haverhill. In addition to this, we have been approved to open a new special school in Romford. You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer and advice and guidance as the school moves forward.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact the Headteacher at:


Please be advised that this advert may close early if we experience a high volume of applications.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

Interviews: Friday 24th April 2020

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/111097EPM
Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2018 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.
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Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Friday 10 April 2020
School name
Sir Bobby Robson School
DfE school no.
Lindbergh Road Ipswich
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