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Teaching Assistant

Grange Road, Darlington, Darlington, Durham, DL1 5PA
Polam Hall School
Term Time
£14,670 per annum
23rd March 2021
Start Date
To be confirmed
18th April 2021 12:00 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
To be confirmed
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1139151

Polam Hall School - Darlington

Teaching Assistant

Post is permanent, term time only

Posted: 22nd March 2021

Start date: To be arranged (subject to satisfactory checks)

Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced candidate to the following post:

Teaching Assistant – SEND Team with a specialism in English.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will be based in the Secondary phase of the school however there is an opportunity to work across the school with Junior and Secondary aged children as well as across other subjects.

36hrs per week - over 5 days £14,670 per annum (FTE £18,562).

The post requires the Teaching Assistant to work under the direction of the SEND Manager and in line with the needs of the class teacher to:-

  • support the delivery of learning for each pupil to enable them to reach their potential, working with individual pupils or small groups or within a whole class setting to support the delivery of high standards of teaching and learning and pupil progress.
  • actively uphold the values and ethos of the school in all interactions with pupils, and to model the behaviours expected of pupils.
  • respond to the specific learning needs of the pupil(s).
  • be proactive in managing pupil behaviour and supervise pupils at lunch and break times as required.

A Level 3 Teaching Assistant (or teaching) qualification is essential.

Qualifications / experience in supporting English is desirable and candidates ideally will have experience of supporting children of secondary school age.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome – either virtually or actually, even in these strange times. If you would like to visit or to discuss the post further please contact Marie Herbert, SEND Manager:  

Closing date: 18th April 2021

Interviews held: 26th April 2021

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust