Vacancy for 2 Teaching Assistants (16 hours per week)

The Role

We are looking to appoint 2 enthusiastic and self motivated Teaching Assistants to work within a small team, supporting a student with complex needs. The roles are required to start ASAP and are fixed term, to be renewed annually, based on funding for the student.


Our Additional Support Department

The SEN team work closely with subject teams, pastoral staff and parents to provide support for students with special learning requirements.

The department liaises with many outside agencies, as necessary, including advisers for the various areas of Special Needs, Health and Social Services. We also have regular meetings with the Traveller Education Service and our Educational Psychologists.

The College works towards the integration of all students with special needs wherever possible while, at the same time, providing the necessary support to enable them to succeed.


The post holders will be required to work 16 hours per week (hours to be agreed over 3 or 4 days) within a small team, supporting a student with complex needs. The roles will have a personal care element and will require individuals with patience, a good sense of humour and who shares our ethos of intergration and inclusion for all, in a mainstream setting.


We can offer

– A positive experience of working within a friendly, successful and dynamic College.

– Excellent working relationships with students and staff

– Free on-site parking

– Subsidised breakfast and lunch; student and staff canteen

– Childcare vouchers

– Cycle scheme

– Online Educare Training System (CPD) – free to use


We are looking for:

– An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual

– Someone with a strong interest in SEND Education

– The ability to multi-task and cope with changing priorities is essential

– An organised and methodical approach to tasks

– Good ICT skills and an ability to pick up in-house systems quickly

— Previous experience in a simialr role would be advantagous, however it is not essential as full training will be given for the needs to the student concerned.


Our School

Clyst Vale is a popular 11-18 Community College situated five miles from Exeter. Our inclusive ethos, students’ excellent behaviour and recent improvements were noted by Ofsted, and we seek innovative and enthusiastic colleagues to raise standards further. Clyst Vale has specialisms in Science, Maths and Computing.


Application Process

Closing date is noon Wednesday 3rd October 2018. Early applications welcomed. Visits are encouraged and can be arranged, please contact Mareena Anderson-Thorne on 01392 463925 for more information or to arrange a visit.

Interviews to be held w/b 8th  October 2018.

Full details can be found on our website (

Application Form (Non Teaching) (1)

Diversity Form (Teachers & Non Teachers ) Apr 2011 (3)

JD Sept 18 (1)

Rehabilitation of Off Act 1974 form (4)



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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