Vision Impairment Teaching Assistant (TA 3)

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Contact LauraParton
01282 772376
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Higham St John's Church Of England Primary School, Higham Hall Road, Higham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9EU
Application forms available at:
Tel: 01282 772376
School website:
Grade 6.
Salary £21166 to £ 24799
Part-time- 27.5 hours a week.
Required 01/09/2020
Closing Date 09/07/2020.
The Headteacher and Governors of Higham St. John's C E Primary wish to recruit an enthusiastic, creative and skilful teaching assistant to work as a 1:1 support assistant for a child in our school who has a visual impairment. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and suitably experienced and qualified TA.
The post will be based in Key Stage 2. The post is a fixed term contract of 27.5 hours per week during term time which will end when the child leaves our school. The post is to start on the 1st September 2020.
The post requires the candidate to have excellent IT skills, Level 1 Braille (essential) and Level 2 Braille (highly desirable) or commit to completing Level 2 Braille qualification within the first year of employment.
Adjustments to the recruitment process as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic:
Unfortunately, it is not possible to arrange a pre-interview visit to our school currently. Candidates are directed to review the information available on our school website at the following address:
Interviews will take place virtually via a suitable online platform, most likely Microsoft Teams. It is a condition of the recruitment process that candidates must make provisions in order to access the appropriate platform
Any offer of employment will be subject to the usual security and safeguarding checks. There is the provision to review documents remotely. Further details will be provided should candidates be shortlisted
Closing date for applications: Thursday 9th July
Shortlisting date: Friday 10th July
Proposed interview date: Tuesday 14th July
If you have any questions relating to this post, please email the school office at:
Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form on
For an informal discussion please contact: or telephone the school office on 01282772376
Proposed Interview Date:
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An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community
Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.
More information and application forms available at:

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