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Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Penglais Comprehensive School

Closing date: 21/01/2022

Reference: REQ103494

32.5 hours / Permanent

20,092 - 21,322 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We seek to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will join an enthusiastic and dedicated team working within our Hafan unit with children with a variety of emotional needs.  The post will be varied depending on the needs of the students.  This post is full time 32.5 hours per week, term time only.  Whilst students are working in the Hafan unit we would expect the successful candidate to support the students in undertaking portfolio-based qualifications. This would include BTEC qualifications in Work Skills and Personal and Social Development. In addition, the role would involve managing Cynydd course files and qualifications for students who attend our alternative curriculum provision.

The right candidate will enjoy working in a busy environment. You will be required to use your own initiative to ensure that students can access the curriculum and that they are making good progress in their learning.  This is a role that would suit an ambitious individual who has a genuine interest in supporting students to meet their potential.

Ysgol Penglais School has much to offer:

  • a research-based school with good relationships between staff and students
  • a commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • access to the bustling university town of Aberystwyth
  • located on the beautiful Ceredigion coast, an area of natural beauty

Information Pack

For further details please contact Helena Clements (PA to the Headteacher) on 01970 624811or email

Ysgol Penglais School is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 21st January 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 24th January 2022

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

    Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

    What we offer

    Work-life balance

    Lifestyle savings scheme

    Generous employer pension scheme

    Cycle to work scheme

    Learning and development

    Where you'll work

    Schools and Culture

    We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

    • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
    • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
    • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
    • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
    • School Admissions
    • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
    • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
    • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
    • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
    Aberystwyth is a lively university town, seaside resort complete with promenade and pier, and the setting of atmospheric TV drama Hinterland.
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