VACANCY: Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Skilts School  Gorcott Hill  Redditch  B98 9ET


Level 3 Teaching Assistant – 32.5 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract 1/9/2017 to 31/08/2018 (in the first instance)

Skilts School is a residential special school for young people from 5-11 with complex needs including Autism and Social and Emotional difficulties who often have a previous history of very challenging behaviour.

We are seeking teaching assistants with 2 years of relevant experience who have achieved their Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma who would like to work in our unique and constantly developing environment.

We can offer you:

  • A group of diverse, professional and supportive colleagues
  • Quality assured training specific to your individual needs
  • The chance to work with our amazing young people who can be very challenging at times, but incredibly rewarding at others

Are you:

  • Adaptable, resilient and have a desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of our very individual young people.
  • Experienced in working within the SEN sector or working with young people with SEN

Closing date Thursday 29 June 2017 N.b if you do not hear from the school within 10 days of the closing date, we would advise that on this occasion your application has not been successful and we would like to thank you for the interest shown in our school.

Application via. school website


“This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role”.

Skilts School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Two references and a DBS check via. The Disclosure & Barring Service is a requirement. Any gaps in employment will be explored.


June 2017



Application for the post of Level 3Teaching Assistant

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the above position.  I enclose for your attention (please click on the link to download:


Closing date for application is noon Thursday 29 June. If you have not heard from the school within 10 days of closing, your application, on this occasion has not been successful, and I would like to thank you for the interest shown in the post.

Skilts School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Please be advised that two references will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview and will form part of the interview decision process.  One reference must be from your present or most recent line manager, friends will not be accepted as a referee.  If you are shortlisted and have ticked that you do not wish a referee to be contacted we will contact you to ask for permission to do so.   If permission is denied, this will disqualify you from interview.

Section 12 of the application form is to be completed in line with the Person Specification.

Incomplete application forms could lead to disqualification.  CVs will not be taken into consideration.

Any application that may be returned via. email, if called for interview, you will be asked to sign to confirm that information contained in application is correct, on attendance for interview.

At interview you will be asked to show photo identification and Right to Work information along with relevant qualifications as proof of identity and application form information.

No appointee will be able to commence at Skilts School until we have received two references and enhanced DBS clearance.

Applications can be returned via. If returning your application by post, please ensure sufficient postage, as school will not accept liability for under payment.

Yours sincerely


Graham Walmsley

Acting Headteacher