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Temporary Teaching Assistant Level 2b - closing date 21/03/2023

Hillside is a Special School & College for children and young adults with autism. Presently we have 105 students ranging from age 4 to 18 years. We encourage a happy and professional culture and seek highly energetic and motivated staff who embrace challenge. We believe in the uniqueness of every student and offer a personalised approach to teaching.  

We have an immediate vacancy to cover a Teaching Assistant Level 2b temporary absence, followed by a period of Maternity leave that is expected to run until April 2024.  School support staff have the advantage of working term time only with salary paid over 12 equal months – perfect for parents of school age children or if you enjoy extended summer travels.  

More Information about our school and requirements of new staff applicants can be found on our website at  The working pattern is usually 09:00 to 15:15 Monday to Friday 

What you can expect from us: 

  • The chance to work with our wonderful individual children and young adults. 
  • An opportunity to work towards higher qualifications to assist your progression 
  • 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 Advisory Service health and wellbeing services which includes Wellbeing clinics, Nurse support services, GP phone & video consultations, Counselling and Mindfulness programmes. 
  • 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. 
  • Under the general supervision and direction of the teacher you will be expected to plan and implement learning activities for individuals and groups.  
  • You will also be required to monitor pupil progress and provide feedback to the class teacher and establish supportive and constructive relationships with pupils, parents and carers. 
  • To abide by the Code of conduct 

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

Essential Qualifications  

  • Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English/Literacy 
  • Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Mathematics/numeracy 
  • Level 2 or equivalent in relevant childcare 

Essential Experience  

  • Experience of working with or caring for children and/or young adults 

Desirable Experience  

  • Experience of working in a relevant classroom/service environment 
  • Experience of Administrative work  & basic IT skills 
  • Experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviour 

For an informal discussion please contact 01772 782205 

Proposed Interview Date To be confirmed 

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


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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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