Job details

Job Salary
Grade 5 £23,953 to £26,446 (pro-rata) Actual Part Time Salary £18,825 to £20,784
Bents Green School
Job Reference
Hours per week
34 hours per year, 39 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

Bents Green School is a school for students with autistic spectrum conditions and communication and interaction difficulties.

The Governors of Bents Green School are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, well-motivated members of staff to join our team of Teaching Assistants.  Bents Green School provides a safe and nurturing environment where students are encouraged and supported to achieve their best.  As a teaching assistant level 3 in this school you will be required to deliver learning to individual students and small groups of students under the direction of the teacher, and expected to use creativity and initiative to support student engagement.

The successful candidate will:

  • Help students adjust to their settings, recognise signs of distress and offer reassurance, and to promote and encourage the acceptance and inclusion of all students within the classroom and school; thereby developing and reinforcing students’ self-esteem.
  • Have experience of working with students with complex needs and challenging behaviour, and developing positive strategies.
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the Teacher
  • Supervise and support students to ensure their safety and access to learning and facilitate students’ physical, emotional and educational development.
  • Establish and promote supportive and productive relationships with students: acting as a role model and being aware of, and responding appropriately to, individual needs
  • Provide short term occasional cover for Teachers.
  • Have a good level of literacy and numeracy (eg Maths and English L2 or equivalent). NVQ L2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning Schools (or equivalent).  

Bents Green School will provide:

  • An extensive induction programme
  • Continuous professional development
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A significant focus on wellbeing

Bents Green School operates across three sites – Ringinglow, Westfield and Gleadless – and staff may be required to work at any site in order to meet the needs of the students.

Please return your completed application form to the Schools HR Admin Officer <Karen Taylor> by email <> or by post to <Bents Green School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7TB>. Closing date is Sunday 25 September 2022. Interviews will be held shortly after. 

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.