Educational Teaching Assistant

Special Schools
Ravenshall School
Ravensthorpe Rd, Dewsbury WF12 9EE
Grade 7
£16,322 to £17,320

The requirement for a Male is Exempt under Paragraph 1 Schedule 9 Equality Act 2010.

Ravenshall School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic ETA who is committed and hard working. Applications from male are particularly welcomed due to the specific and individual needs of some of our male students who require a higher level of intimate care.

Ravenshall School is an all-age special school for children, young people and P16 learners with complex learning difficulties. Well developed skills in behaviour and communication strategies would be an advantage as most of our pupils have additional speech, language and communication difficulties. All of our pupils have an EHCP, many have additional needs such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Visual & Hearing impairments, SEMH needs, physical disabilities and/or medical conditions.


It is essential that the successful applicants should have experience of dealing with children and young people, preferably within a School environment.  Applications are invited from individuals who are able to work as part of a team to support the learning, behaviour and welfare of pupils in school as we take this “Exceptional Special School” (Ofsted 2019) into its next phase of excellence.

The successful candidate will enjoy being part of a professional and energetic team, be keen to provide varied social learning experiences forming strong relationships with children and young people.

The hours of work will be 8.30am – 3.15pm

Visits to the school are strongly recommended for all applicants. Appointments are available on Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 September at 3:15pm. To book an appointment please contact the school on 01924 456811. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

For more information about the school please go to our website – If you require further information about the role, please contact Rachel Thackray on 01924 456811.

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached. A CV is not required.

Application forms should be returned to the Headteacher by email to  by 28th August 2020.

23 September 2020, 12:00 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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