Teaching Assistant – Stocklake Park School

Information 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 Bucks County 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

Working under the instruction/guidance of teaching and senior class staff, this rewarding, and sometimes challenging role, will include undertaking work, care and support programmes to enable access to learning for students, whilst encouraging interaction with others and promoting self-esteem. You will be assisting the teacher in the management of students and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. Comprehensive training is provided as appropriate to the role and continued professional development of our staff is encouraged.


The candidate

In order to carry out this role you will enjoy working with students who have special educational needs, have an appreciation of the positive attitudes required to encourage independence in our students together with high expectations and respect towards students, common sense, warmth and a sense of humour. You will also be enthusiastic and caring, trustworthy and reliable, resilient, healthy and committed to working as part of a team. Flexibility and a commitment to training is expected.


How to apply

If you are trustworthy and reliable and are looking for a varied and rewarding role, please contact Sue Haywood, HR & Office Manager on 01296 427221.  Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. For further information on our recruitment process please visit our website at https://www.thevalefederation.com/careers/recruitment-process/

Completed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com



Closing date & interview

Closing date:            12 noon, Tuesday 2nd April 2019.  Any applications received after this time may be rejected.  CVs alone will not be accepted.

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


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

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