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Teaching Assistant – Stocklake Park School




We are seeking to appoint teaching assistants who are enthusiastic and caring and looking for a varied and rewarding role. Working with all the young people in our care you will work as part of a team to provide the support enabling them to achieve the greatest possible level of independence and inclusion.


About our School

Part of the Vale Federation of Schools, Stocklake Park Secondary School is a special school which caters for students who have moderate to severe learning difficulties.  The school follows a primary model and is designed to meet individual educational needs and develop social and personal skills. The role has arisen due to our rising student numbers and their complex needs. Enjoy the benefits of working within Buckinghamshire Council including financial rewards and discounts on purchases from local shops, cafes and restaurants, pension scheme and a 24 hour free confidential Employee Assistance Programme.


Safeguarding Statement

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children which will be reflected throughout recruitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check and online health check.


The role

This sometimes challenging, but rewarding role, will include supporting students with special educational needs to access learning. Working in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, you will assist with the implementation of individual education and behaviour plans, encouraging interaction with others and promoting self-esteem.  Other duties may include attending to personal hygiene needs and administering medications. Comprehensive training will be provided as appropriate and continued professional development of our staff is encouraged.


The candidate

To carry out this role you will enjoy working with students who have special educational needs. You will have an appreciation of the positive attitudes required to encourage independence together with high expectations and respect towards the students. Other key attributes that our ideal candidate will have include enthusiasm, resilience and a caring & trustworthy nature. Flexibility and commitment to training is expected.

To find out more about the role please contact Lynne Worley on 01296 427 221 or email lworley@thevalefederation.com

Completed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com
CVs alone will not be accepted


Closing date & interview

Closing date:            12 noon, Tuesday 21st September 2021.  Any applications received after this time may be rejected.  CVs alone will not be accepted.

Interview date:          TBC. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date you must assume that your application, on this occasion, has been unsuccessful

Start date:                 1st November 2021 or sooner providing all pre-employment checks are satisfactory and in place


School address and website

School Address:       Stocklake, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1DP

Office Tel:                  01296 427221

Email:                         recruitment@thevalefederation.com

Website:                     www.thevalefederation.com

Teaching Assistant Job Description
Teaching Assistant Person Spec


If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form below. If you are unable to print the documents or have a disability that makes it difficult for you to complete the forms, please contact us so that we can post them to you or make alternative arrangements.

When completing the application form please account for all your time since leaving full-time education including part-time and voluntary work. Any gaps in your employment history should be fully explained. Please also complete the section relating to previous criminal convictions and sign the application form.

The completed application form should be returned by email to recruitment@thevalefederation.com or by post to:

Sue Haywood
Office Manager
Booker Park School
Stoke Leys Close
HP21 9ET