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SEN Teaching Assistant - Curnow School

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 10/12/2023

Post applied for: SEN Teaching Assistant

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 10/12/2023

School/Department: Curnow School

Interview date: Week commencing 11/12/2023

Hours 31.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year plus holiday entitlement.

Total paid weeks of 45.4506.

Salary details Full time equivalent of £21,675 per annum (£15,957 per annum prorata). Pay review pending. Contract Fixed Term to 31/08/2024

Starting Date ASAP

Curnow School is an outstanding special school and a founder member of the Special Partnership Trust.

We’re looking to appoint some energetic and enthusiastic SEN Teaching Assistants to work as part of a wider team at Curnow School on a fixed term contract, initially until 31/08/2024. Working hours for Teaching Assistants at Curnow School vary according to work base. Lower School (Illogan) TAs work 9:00 am – 3:40 pm. Upper School (Redruth) TAs work 8:50 am - 3:30 pm.

The role of an SEN Teaching Assistant at Curnow School may change during the day, dependent upon the support needs of each pupil. The successful candidates will be required to work alongside class teachers and other support staff and to follow any recommendations / guidance from multi agency teams.

Experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviours, severe physical and/or learning difficulties is essential 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 applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application packs are available from the Curnow School website ( and should be returned to: Jan Rixon, Admin Manager, Curnow School, Drump Road, Redruth, TR15 1LU or via email to