• Location: Ystrad Mynach,
  • Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 05 October, 2023 12:00 AM

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Teaching Assistant Level 3  Trinity Fields

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Trinity Fields

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Teaching Assistant Level 3 Trinity Fields
Job description
Teaching Assistant Level 3 - 35hrs

Trinity Fields is a special school for pupils aged between 3 and 19 years, with severe and complex needs. We serve the County Borough of Caerphilly as well as having some pupils from neighbouring authorities. Trinity Fields is highly regarded by parents/carers and professionals alike.

We were inspected by Estyn (June 2019) who judged us to be EXCELLENT in all 5 inspection areas; in addition to this we have been categorised as a “Green” school since the Welsh Government introduced national categorisation of schools.

This is a very exciting time for the school as we continue to develop formal partnerships with the local authority and mainstream schools with specialist resource bases in order to improve the outcomes for pupils with ALN across the County Borough. Additionally formal consultation has started about the building of a multi-million pound extension that will see state of the art facilities to support some of the local authority's most vulnerable and complex children and young people. This post either could be at the main site or at one of our satellite provisions meaning you could be based part of the week at our main site and part of the week at a satellite class.

We are committed to providing a highly individualised and inclusive education to all our pupils, with an emphasis upon meeting their individual needs and developing their strengths and interests within a supportive and nurturing environment.

We are a Rights Respecting School. We are firmly committed to the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child and our pupils are central to all that we do at Trinity Fields. Estyn stated that, “Pupils' high levels of wellbeing and attitudes to learning are an outstanding strength. Nearly all pupils play an active and influential role in contributing to their learning and shaping the life and work of the school. Over time, nearly all develop as enthusiastic learners who enjoy coming to school and acquire a strong understanding of their rights and responsibilities”.

Pupils are looking to appoint a teaching assistant who is:

fair, friendly and can work with their teachers to help them learn in lots of different ways;

fun and will listen to and act upon their views;

positive role models who let them know when they are doing well.

Governors are looking to appoint a teaching assistant who is:

Experienced, highly committed and enthusiastic;

Able to work effectively with pupils and the staff team;

Flexible, well organised and understand the needs of pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties

The person appointed will need to have substantial experience of working with children with severe and/or complex learning needs within specialist settings.

This experience should be current or very recent. This is essential for this post. This post could either be at the main site or at one of our satellite provisions.

Your letter of application MUST address ALL of the ESSENTIAL criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Successful applicants will benefit from a full induction programme and ongoing support. You will also have access to our comprehensive continuing professional development programme.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification click here

After reading the Job Description and Person Specification, if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Dave Jenkins, Executive Head Teacher on 01443 866000 or email:

Application packs available (large SAE needed with two 1st class stamps) from Leanne Gibbs, Business Manager, Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, South Wales CF82 7XW. Telephone: 01443 86600 or email Completed application forms to be returned to Leanne Gibbs at the above postal address.

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Applicants may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014 all Learning Support staff in schools, (which includes the post referred to herein), must be registered with the Education Workforce Council for Wales (EWC) from 1 April 2016.

Your employment will be subject to satisfactory documentary evidence of registration, and continuing registration, as a Learning Support Assistant with the EWC.

Information on how to register with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) can be found on the following website or by telephoning, 02920 460099. It is your responsibility to ensure you register and continue to register as part of your terms and conditions of employment.