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Nancealverne School Vacancy

SEN Teaching Assistant - closing date 2 December 2021

Post applied for: SEN Teaching Assistant
Closing date: 9am 02nd December 2021
School/Department: Nancealverne School
Interview date: 6th December 2021
Hours: 30.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year plus holiday entitlement. Total paid weeks of 45.248.
Salary details: Full time equivalent of £18,925 (pay review pending)
Contract: Permanent
Starting Date: ASAP

Nancealverne School is a member of the Special Partnership Trust.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic SEN Teaching Assistant to work as part of a wider team at Nancealverne School.

The role of an SEN Teaching Assistant at Nancealverne School may change during the day, dependent upon the support needs of each pupil. The successful candidate will be required to work alongside class teachers and other support staff and to follow any recommendations/guidance from multi agency teams. This position will include extensive training annually covering Safeguarding, TeamTeach, personal care and medical certificates depending on the needs of class (feeds, epilepsy training, etc.)


  • Experience in a school setting is desirable.
  • 1 years experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviours, severe physical and/or learning difficulties is desirable for this position.
  • A warm and empathetic personality is vital, as is a desire to work professionally with others to ensure we provide the best possible support for our pupils.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development is necessary; we work closely together and roles may be interchangeable to meet children’s needs.


We are committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application packs are available from the Nancealverne School Website ( and should be returned to:

Sarah Hooper. Nancealverne School, Madron Road, Penzance. TR20 8TP or via email

If you have the commitment, enthusiasm, initiative and drive to help us meet our core values - then we welcome your application.