Teaching Assistants

Term-time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days

Are you a calm, confident and reliable person?

Are you self-motivated and enthusiastic with a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude?

Can you work as part of a dedicated team to support the inclusion of students with a range of physical and learning needs?

Are you committed to enabling all young people to achieve their maximum potential?

If so, you might be just what we are looking for! We want to appoint ‘Teaching Assistants’ from November 2016 to join a strong and dedicated team of support staff in our SEN department.

Bushey Meads School provides education for the full ability range of children, including students with varying degrees of physical impairment. The successful candidates will have a varied range of responsibilities, including classroom, general welfare and attention to students’ physical needs.  Bushey Meads School strives to ensure that individual needs, interests and abilities are recognised and met.  The school works hard to encourage all students to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices with confidence regardless of any additional emotional or physical needs they might have.

There is more than one position available, working either 31.75 or 33.00 hours per week (excluding unpaid breaks), term time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days. The posts are fixed term contracts until 31st August 2017 in the first instance.  The salary is APT & C Point 14 plus London Fringe (currently £16,481p.a. + £832p.a.), paid pro rata for the hours worked.  Please note:  some of the posts available include personal care duties for students.

Applicants should be educated to post 16 level or above and have a high degree of common sense. Experience of working with young people is desirable but the willingness to undertake suitable training is essential.

If you are interested in applying for a Teaching Assistant position please send in a completed application form along with a covering letter. Full details of the school and an application form can be obtained from:

Anita Burton, HR Officer

Bushey Meads School,

Coldharbour Lane,



WD23 4PA

Telephone 020 8955 8833           Email: vacancies@busheymeads.org.uk

All applications for this post should be sent to Anita Burton either by email or post. (Please note: applications for this post must include the school’s application form).

Closing Date for applications:      Monday 3rd October 2016 (3.15pm)

Interviews:     Monday 10th October 2016

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We adhere to stringent recruitment procedures and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Application Form

Job Description – TA

Job Description – TAPI

Person Specification – TA

Person Specification – TAPI

Information for Candidates