About the role

An excellent opportunity to become a member of the team within our Curriculum Support department. This position is primarily focused on supporting students in the classroom, however, having the ICT skills to work in our Visual Access Centre, creating and modifying resources for our visually-impaired students, would be advantageous. 

Our Teaching Assistants support students across the key stages, helping them to overcome barriers to learning in mainstream classrooms, and may deliver small group reading interventions.  Students present with a wide range of special educational needs, medical conditions and disabilities including visual and hearing impairment; autism; specific and general learning difficulties. There may be an opportunity to undertake medical training to support identified students for anyone who is interested in this specialism. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • is competent in the use of ICT, including MS Office and Google, and is keen to transfer these skills to resource modification
  • has strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • has an understanding of SEND 
  • enjoys working with young people of secondary school age 
  • demonstrates a calm and steady manner
  • demonstrates good interpersonal skills and is able to work as part of a team
  • is flexible in their approach and willing to take on new challenges.

 We can offer the successful candidate: 

  • A competitive salary with London fringe allowance and Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Bespoke CPD to suit your career goals
  • Use of a new on-site fitness suite
  • An admission policy prioritising the children of staff (a qualifying period may apply) 
  • Lovely school grounds in leafy surrounds with ample parking.

Application forms, available from the school website, should be returned with a covering letter to the Headmaster, Mr Michael Jones. 

Parmiter’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions as the post is exempt  under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers. We are required to conduct online searches for shortlisted candidates  in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. We are an Equal Opportunities employer. 


Contact details

Michael Jones , Headmaster
Parmiters School High Elms Lane Watford
Hertfordshire WD25 0UU

Telephone: 01923 671424
Fax: 01923 894195
Email: admin@parmiters.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.parmiters.herts.sch.uk
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