Staff Vacancies

Teaching Assistant Level 2b

Grade:  5
Salary scale:  £19698 – £21748 pro rata term time only
Perm/Temp:  Permanent
Hours:  37 hours per week
Required from:  01/01/22
Closing date:  30/11/21


Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Teaching Assistant Level 2b?

The Governors and Headteacher are looking for an enthusiastic teaching assistant who is passionate about children and will bring something new to our already Outstanding team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to continue your career in education, working as part of a team helping young people with diverse and varying needs.

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measures and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong Safeguarding culture. Our young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.


Bleasdale School is an Outstanding school (Ofsted July 2017). The school caters for pupils aged 2-19 with Profound and Multiple learning Difficulties, some with associated complex needs and some with ASD. We have a residential element in addition to our school. As a teaching assistant you will work under the direction of the class teacher as well as our strong, yet supportive Leadership team. You will be instrumental in ensuring school values and ethos continue throughout the school day, maintaining and adding to our already Outstanding Ofsted.

The school is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 10 mins from Jct 35 M6.

The school has a wealth of resources, including a swimming pool, Rebound room and a bespoke sensory suite.


We will offer you:

  • A vibrant school with enthusiastic staff
  • Fantastic pupils
  • The opportunity to train and develop within the area of PMLD

    We would like:

  • A committed and passionate person
  • Dedication
  • Someone who will strive for the best for our pupils at all times
    If you feel you are this person, please contact us at the school.

    This position is term time only, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent. If successful the salary received will be paid on a pro rata basis.

    Visits to the school are highly recommended. These can be booked via the School Office (01524701217).

    At Bleasdale School we take Safeguarding of children very seriously and all our staff will have an Enhanced DBS check.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form available from the following page of Lancashire County Council’s vacancies (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser):

Essential Qualifications

  • NVQ2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care

Essential Experience

  • Working with children

Desirable Experience

  • Working in a school
  • Working in a setting with SEND children

For an informal discussion please contact :Kirsty Ashton (Deputy Head) , 01524 701217

Equal Opportunities statement

An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.


Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure’. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS’s Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

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Headteacher: Mrs Kairen Dexter

Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire

For general enquiries, please contact the School Office on the telephone number below.  Your query will be dealt with by Elisa Tidman.


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