Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Salary: GRADE 4- £17,891 - £21,057 (Grade 4) pro rata

Contract type: Fixed term 1 term from 1st September 2018- 31st Dec 2018

Contract term:  35 hours

Castle ~Wood School 3-11: Broad Spectrum Special Primary 136 pupils

Do you want to be part of an outstanding, outward-looking and creative school?

Governors wish to appoint an experienced teaching assistant with professional behaviours of initiative, commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team.

“An innovative approach has been implemented to offer rich and varied programmes to pupils. Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively, creative and imaginative learning.” Ofsted 2015)

“Children first” is central to our ethos and you will need to demonstrate that your practice reflects this. You must have a commitment to continuing professional development.

We are looking for staff with

  • Ambition for their pupils and themselves
  • Personal skills and qualities required to form positive relationships with parents and carers

We will provide:

  • Personalised Continuing Professional Learning
  • Opportunities to work with experts from a range of disciplines
  • Opportunities to work beyond the school
  • Committed and supportive colleagues
  • Supportive governors and parents. 


Applicants must possess GCSE Maths and English A – C or equivalent.

Please note that only successful applicants will be informed. If you have not had a response by then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. 

Please download from the school website for an application pack. 

Closing date  16th August  12.00 noon return to:

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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