Teaching Assistant

Chew Valley School
Bristol, Bath and NE Somerset
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Part Time
Actual - £11,323 to £11,529 per annum
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th December 2022 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Until 31st August 2023
  • Job ID: 1289431


This is a wonderful opportunity to join a strong and dynamic Learning Support team as a Teaching Assistant. Chew Valley School is a thriving and successful school and we are seeking the right person to assist us in achieving even greater success.

Job Purpose

To undertake work and care and support programmes with students that have significant special educational needs, including speech and language difficulties, Down Syndrome and Autism. To enable access to learning for students and to work alongside the teacher in the management of students and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.


Chew Valley School is an 11-18 Comprehensive School for over 1170 students, including 200+ in the Sixth Form. Our school is fully comprehensive and consistently oversubscribed each year. In February 2018 the school became an academy and joined the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) which comprises of three hubs around the secondary schools of ourselves, Backwell and Gordano Schools. The school is situated 8 miles south of Bristol between the villages of Chew Magna and Chew Stoke. It stands on a 30-acre site in open countryside overlooking Chew Valley Lake. The school buildings are surrounded by very pleasant grounds and landscaped gardens with on-site parking for staff. There are extensive playing fields, and good sports facilities. As a member of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership we offer a comprehensive package of staff rewards.

Because of the rural catchment area of the School, covering about 120 square miles in the Chew Valley, the majority of students travel to and from School in coaches provided by the Local Authority. A large proportion of our Year 11 students choose to proceed to sixth form courses each year. In addition to a wide range of sports teams, clubs and societies there is an extensive programme of visits and field study work. There are also strong traditions in Music, Dance and Drama within the School.

Closing Date: Monday 5th December at 9am.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership – Chew Valley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

Chew Valley School

Chew Valley School

Part of Lighthouse Schools Partnership

Lighthouse Schools Partnership