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Teaching Assistant – Level C

30 hours per week, term time only

Salary: Scale 5, point 12 to 17:  £22,183 - £24,491 pro rata   

Actual starting salary: £16,308.65

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and empathetic Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant would be expected to exhibit a variety of skills including in-class support, group work and 1:1 work with students with a range of special educational needs. 

Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1400 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove. We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The SEND department is forward looking and keen to support colleagues with professionalism around their areas of expertise in the field of SEND. The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will play a role in supporting our students to develop World Class Learning.

The SEND Department area is central to the School and has a vibrant team of experienced leaders and support staff. The successful applicant would be expected to provide an appropriate level of support across the school. 

Please see the job description for full details. If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter to Varndean School. Email:  

The closing date is 9am on Monday 13th December. The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of that date where appropriate.

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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