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Priory Woods School & Arts College

Priory Woods School & Arts College A Special Place to Learn


You can download the application packs at the bottom of the page. 

Level 1 Specialist Teaching Assistant

Head teacher:                        Mrs J French

Salary:                                    £11,909 – Grade C (Actual Salary)           

Hours:                                    30 hours per week, term time only plus one week

Contractual status:               Fixed Term reviewed annually 31st August

Priory Woods School and Arts College is a large and successful school for young people aged 4 – 19 with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex needs. We currently have a vacancy for a 30 hour teaching assistant post to support a pupil on a one to one basis.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience of working with or caring for children
  • A good understanding of special educational needs
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Willingness to undertake training and learn new skills.

Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, please contact the school on the number above to arrange an appointment.

Further details in relation to this post can be found on the school website at and on Jobs North East.  Application forms should be returned to Katherine Frazer at the above address or emailed to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 28th April 2017

Interviews: Monday 8th May 2017