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Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:VTG5 Scale Point 12-15 Salary £16,445 - £17,413 per annum pro rata (actual salary £12,349 - £13,076 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package)
Start Date:September 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 at 9.00. Interviews: Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Teaching Assistants


Permanent, part-time (34 hours and 10 minutes per week), term time only to start in September 2019.

VTG5 Scale Point 12-15 Salary £16,445 - £17,413 per annum pro rata (actual salary £12,349 - £13,076 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package)

For the right candidate there might be an opportunity to undertake a project that would require attendance at a course on 10th July 2019.

Venturers Trust is a new Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.


In Colston’s Girls’ School all pupils will achieve to the best of their individual ability.  As members of  ‘Green Schools’ with a focus on languages, pupils will develop an understanding of their position in the wider world in preparation for life as global citizens.


We are seeking dedicated individuals who have a passion for helping young people and who are committed to raising the attainment and aspiration of our students. 


In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others. 


The Learning Support Department

The Learning Support Department aims to give support to a wide range of pupils. The aim is to help students to achieve their full potential and prepare them for life after school. We want students to be healthy, happy and safe; to enjoy learning and achieve social and economic wellbeing. We believe that most pupils, who experience barriers to their learning, can be helped to gain full access to the curriculum, can make progress and flourish in their educational journey. 


Some students will have in class support, others may participate in a range of interventions lead by teachers and teaching assistants who are extremely well qualified. Students having interventions will have a Personalised Provision Plan (PPP) with specific smart targets, which are regularly reviewed. Students with special educational needs have access to the wide and varied curriculum offered t all students at Colston’s Girls’ School.  Students with special educational needs are fully integrated into the life of the school and are encouraged to participate equally in extra-curricular and community activities. In year 7 there is a nurture group of 10-12 students which offers extra support for academic subjects, social and emotional needs. In KS4 there is some flexibility in the range of options.


Many different interventions take place including, support for literacy, numeracy, science; support for emotional and behavioural needs; for students who are in care; for those with English as an additional language and for those with physical needs. The Teaching Assistant team supervise and organise both the enrichment and afterschool homework club.  


The SENCo supports and advises all staff and parents of the specialist learning support available, manages the SEND register and line manages the TA Team. 


The successful candidate will have:

• English and Maths GCSE (“C” grade or above) or equivalent

• A relevant qualification in Childcare and/or Education

• Willingness to work towards a relevant qualification for Teaching Assistants

• Experience of working with children of the relevant age (parent, voluntary worker or other)

• Knowledge of relevant learning strategies (e.g. literacy)

• Knowledge of relevant Speech and Language Therapy strategies

• Ability to work alongside teaching staff to help them to achieve their objectives; 

• Ability to help children on an individual basis, in small group and whole class work



Closing date: Thursday 20th June 2019 at 9.00. Interviews: Tuesday 25th June 2019.


Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.


Colston’s Girls’ School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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