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Teaching Assistant

Closing Date

23 April 2024

Job Descriptions and Role Profiles

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Teaching Assistant

Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Tor Bridge High in Plymouth, rated Good in all aspects by Ofsted in November 2021, was described as a school where “Teachers’ high expectations of pupils means that work is well presented and completed to a high standard”, that “The school prides itself on learning free from disruption...pupils enjoy school and say that they feel safe” and “Staff and pupils have strong relationships”. As well as this endorsement, Tor Bridge High has been oversubscribed consistently for many years.


Tor Bridge is a truly inclusive environment where staff believe our students deserve every opportunity to succeed in a warm and compassionate environment, built on foundation of equity, predictability and consistency in our classrooms. We are looking for a committed and passionate Teaching Assistant who wants to transform the lives of young people at Tor Bridge High School. You will be a key part of the adaptive provision team and a Learning Support Champion to a small group of students. You will need to be a patient individual with a passion to ensure that our most vulnerable students receive the support they need.


The successful candidate will provide practical support in the classroom to students with a range of barriers to learning. We would especially welcome applicants who have a knowledge and understanding of Autism and/or ADHD. There could be an opportunity in this role for a suitable candidate to develop a specialism as a HLTA.


Job Purpose:

Under the direction of the classroom teacher, post holder provides general support to staff and students, including the preparation and routine maintenance of curriculum resources and equipment.


To support a student with specific physical needs and provide personal care for the student as required.


  • Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills, including English and Maths GCSE at grades 9 to 4 or equivalent.

  • Confident in the use of ICT (Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook).

  • Ability to communicate warmly, confidently and professionally with pupils, staff and parents.

  • Knowledge of First Aid or willingness to be trained.

  • Understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities and their role within these.


Experience of working in a secondary school environment. All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.



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