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Application forms and job descriptions for vacancies are available to download below. Completed application forms should be emailed to or posted to the school site

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS clearance and verification of medical fitness. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Woodlands Meed is an inclusive employer and committed to ensuring applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview provided the minimum requirements for the role are met. We will ensure any reasonable adjustments you may need to access the interview are in place. We are committed to the Government Disability Confident scheme.

Teaching Assistants

Permanent, full time & part time positions available.

Full time staff work 35 hours per week, term time only - 8.45 to 4pm Monday to Friday (5pm on Tuesdays). Please specify what hours you are available to work if applying for part time.

Grade 4 (scp 5-6) TA starting salary for 35 hour week = £15596.37

Interested applicants need to have an interest and experience in meeting the needs of learners with a wide range of special needs and the ability to contribute positively to a team of class staff. We are keen to hear from applicants with relevant backgrounds who have experience working with any age range between 2-19 years.

Closing date - 28/01/2022

Pupil Support Assistant

20 hrs per week, term time only, 10.00 to 2.00 Monday to Friday.

We would also consider additional hours for the right candidate able to support pupil physical therapy sessions and hydro therapy sessions or with relevant medical experience.

Pupil support assistants are required to work in the dining hall and playground over the lunch period. We also like our PSA staff to work with pupils in the classrooms before and after lunch.

Salary: NJC Grade 3 (actual salary for 20 hours p/w term time only is £8566.36).

Closing date 28/01/22

Reading Interventions Teaching Assistant

We are looking to appoint a Grade 6 Interventions TA, with a reading support focus, supporting students reach their full reading potential.

The successful applicant will help improve and transform pupil’s reading ability, confidence and love of reading. They will engage pupils in books preparing them to become committed and enthusiastic readers. The Reading Interventions TA will facilitate daily guided reading groups across both sites, using set reading schemes and will report to the School and College English Leads.

The successful candidate will promote a reading culture to the wider community engaging parents/carers with guidance to support their child’s reading development and involve them in the use of the school library. They will also develop a reading volunteer scheme at the school and college, leading the recruitment and support of a group volunteers who will promote the activity and love of reading.

Experience of supporting reluctant readers and of reading interventions is advantageous. This is an exciting role for a highly motivated individual who has excellent communication skills along with the ability to interact well with children and young people.

Woodlands Meed is a foundation special school for pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties and complex special needs, including Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. We are also a Specialist School for Communication and Interaction.

Please contact Nola Bennett, The Woodlands Meed Executive English Lead for more information about this new and exciting role; 01444 244133 or

Grade 6 Term time only to include 5 INSET days
35 hours per week
Specialist responsibilities
• Facilitating daily guided reading groups under the direction the English Leads

Closing date - 26/01/22
Interview - 01/02/22