Job Title

Teaching Assistant Level 1 SEN

Grade 3

Contract Type

Full time 35 hours per week, term time only plus inset days (39 weeks) permanent


Piper Hill High School

Reporting to

Senior Leadership team and Headteacher


£18,426 (pro rata)

Start date

As soon as possible


We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to join our team.


Role Purpose

The post holder will support teaching and learning across the school, providing general support in the management of pupils and resources, as directed by teachers and senior staff. The successful applicant must be able to work effectively with the whole school community including pupils, parents, governors and staff. 


About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • a commitment to the ethos of Piper Hill School and its values and aims
  • promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
  • Enthusiasm, energy and flexibility


We offer

  • A commitment to your own professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a team with a shared vision of excellence
  • Excellent career average pension scheme (Greater Manchester Pension Fund – see for more information)


Application Procedure:

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. 

CVs will not be accepted.  No telephone calls or emails from agencies please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and will be given the opportunity to have a look around the school and spend some time in a classroom on the day.

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Interviews will take place  week commencing 25th November 2019.  The interview will consist of a skills test and panel interview.


Completed application forms should be sent to  


About Us

Piper Hill School is part of the Prospere Learning Trust Academy.  We are a school for pupils aged 11 – 19 years with severe learning difficulties.

Our aim is to work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide the very best education and outcomes for our students. At Piper Hill every child matters and we work together to enable all students to achieve their potential and make outstanding progress.

Piper Hill High School is part of The Prospere Learning Trust.  Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.  Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 6 schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 3 special needs schools.  We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.


All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice.

We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request. 
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 



Piper Hill High School and the Prospere Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.


Teaching Assistant SEN - Level 1


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