Job ID no. VR7800

Moulton School & Science College



31.25 hours per week – 38.6 weeks per year

(38 weeks term time + 3 Training Days)

Salary range Grade D Point 3-4 (£20,812 – £21,189)

£14,910 – £15,180 (actual salary)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and patient person with a good general education to work with students in our Special Needs Department. The work will involve supporting students in class, aged 11-16 who have special educational needs (both learning and behavioural difficulties). The role may also include small group and one-to-one teaching as well as delivering non-curriculum interventions. Our well-established Teaching Assistant team will provide training and support for the successful candidates.

The role will include:

  • In-class support and working with small groups (either with a teacher, or on a clearly defined programme provided and overseen by the Special Needs Co-ordinator).
  • Some one-to-one work. Some of this will be with students with behavioural difficulties and/or defined additional needs.
  • Supporting students with understanding the lesson content, supporting with organisation, managing behaviour, supporting student’s communication and interaction with other students and the teacher and promoting independence and resilience.

Moulton School is a successful, popular and over-subscribed school on the northern boundary of Northampton.  The school was graded Good in its last two Ofsted inspections, and there is a strong commitment to further improvement based on effective teaching and learning and high expectations of students. Whilst maintaining firm discipline, built around our ASPIRE ethos and school values, the school is deeply committed to supporting the development of whole child, and is one of very few schools to hold the Restorative Services Quality Mark.  Our student leadership programme is also a significant strength of the school.  As a member of staff at Moulton School, your on-going professional development is of crucial importance, and the school has an outstanding record of supporting colleagues into middle and senior leadership roles.

  • “The school makes people feel special” Parent
  • “Being at Moulton School has been a great experience and I have learnt lots!” Year 8 student.
  • “As a new member of staff, I was made to feel valued and supported. Joining the school mid-way through a pandemic, I was apprehensive but the staff at Moulton school made me so welcome and it wasn’t long before I felt part of the MSSC team. There is an ethos of kindness and it shows. I have never worked with staff that are so motivated by their school’s values.  The leadership team are always close-by and ready to help and offer solutions, support and friendly encouragement. Thank you MSSC, I am so proud to work at this wonderful school.

 The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to show this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake safeguarding checks, including a criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service, the cost of which will be met by the school.

Please note, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020), which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V.

Please be aware that referees will be contacted prior to interview in accordance with accepted Child Protection Procedures.

Further details and application forms are available from the school website

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