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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Temporary post for 1 year - closing date 28 February 2024

We are looking to appoint a Temporary Teaching Assistant Level 3 for approximately one year from as soon as possible to cover a temporary absence.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the teacher in meeting the personal, social and curriculum related needs of pupils, including those with special needs and/or bilingual needs, and to establish positive, supportive and constructive relationships with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community, and by contributing ideas and strategies. Will assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum and it's differentiation amongst pupils.

You will also be required to plan and implement teaching and learning activities to individuals and groups to undertake supervisory cover for classes as appropriate and establish supportive and constructive relationships with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community.

The post is for Monday to Friday 32.5 hours per week, term time only. Wednesday is a later finish at 4:25pm.

We look for highly energetic and motivated staff who embrace challenge as we believe in the uniqueness of every student, and offer a personalised approach to teaching. 

In this school, the welfare of the child is paramount. 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.

What you can expect from us:

  • The chance to work with our wonderful individual children and young adults.
  • Annual programme of in-house training to help cement your knowledge. NB. all Hillside support staff take advantage of the 5 paid training days each academic year.
  • Hillside staff have the benefit of free membership to the School's health and wellbeing services which include Wellbeing clinics, Nurse support services, GP phone & video consultations, Counselling and Physio programmes if there is a medical need.
  • To work alongside staff whose professional support is sought by Lancashire mainstream schools.

What we expect from you:

  • A positive attitude to work within a dedicated class team.
  • To support pupils as part of a planned inclusion programme.
  • To be fully involved in the planning and development, of independent social and interpersonal skills and to undertake activities to support the personal, social and emotional needs of pupil(s)..
  • To abide by the Code of conduct

Please refer to the job description for a fuller range of duties.

Please look at the downloadable forms below and email your application form to

Make sure you read the information on our Vacancies page which applies to all school roles.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.


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Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205


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