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Teaching Assistant positions

31 hours Scale 4 point 7-11 (Actual Salary £15,958.55 - £17,160.67)

School term Time Only

1 Permanent and 2 x Fixed Term (to 31st August 2024)– Start Date ASAP –

Closing Date – 12.00pm 23.2.24

Interviews – Friday 1.3.24

Do you have that special something to work with young people for whom you can make a real and lasting difference? Working in a specialist setting is possibly the most rewarding environment in education – in our opinion.

If you are looking for a job that is different, hugely rewarding and challenging every day then joining the team at Heaton School could be the answer!

We are currently looking to add to the amazing team at school with a number of teaching assistants.

We are a Special Secondary School (11-19 years) for pupils with Severe / Profound Learning Difficulties. Successful candidates may have experience or require training to support young people with a wide range additional needs, including those with sensory impairment, complex medical needs or social interaction difficulties. The role offers the possibility of working in a variety of settings including the school (we have 2 sites in Stockport), the community and local facilities.

 All members of staff work within a very supportive multi-disciplinary team, and we strongly encourage staff development and whole school team work. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to undertake more paid work in the school at after –school clubs and the holiday club. This is a very rewarding job for the right person. This post will be subject to staff achieving enhanced DBS clearance, and a there is a rigorous safeguarding policy at the school.

Please return application form below to

Cleaning Staff - 

Hours: 16 hours per week, 3 hours,15mins per day Monday-Thursday (5.45am – 9.00am), Friday 3hrs, 6.00am-09.00am

Salary : Scale 1 point 1-3, FTE £20,258- £20,812 pro rata is £8,760- £8,999

Contract: Permanent, full year

Start date: ASAP

A Cleaner is required to work at Heaton School - Stockport’s Secondary Special School for young people with Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple learning difficulties, Autism and Complex Medical Needs. There are two vacancies, different hours.

Our school is well established in the local area of Heaton Moor and is a very strong community of children and young people, families, staff and partners.
We are committed to providing high quality inclusive education for all our young people within a caring, creative and dynamic environment.

Our students are aged 11 – 19 and there are 97 pupils on roll and we have a Post 16 department for pupils aged 16–19 years.

The post entails

  • General cleaning of the interior of the school building
  • Cleaning toilets, sinks, classrooms, corridors etc.

This post will be subject to staff achieving enhanced DBS clearance and a there is a rigorous safeguarding policy at the school. Applications should be returned to the Head Teacher preferably by email on

Applications forms are available to download below.


Casual Teaching assistants  

Are you interested in working as a Casual SEN Teaching Assistant or a Mid-day Assistant? 

We wish to appoint a number of supply staff who are:

  • Child-centred in their approach
  • Sensitive and patient in their dealings with children who have significant special needs and who may, at times, present challenging behaviour
  • Knowledgeable about, or interested in, working with children who have autism and or profound and complex learning and physical difficulties
  • Flexible, versatile and enthusiastic

Prior experience is not essential. We are looking for people with a genuine interest and positive approach. Ongoing training is provided within school for all staff.

Heaton School is an Outstanding Special School for children aged 11-19 who have severe or profound learning disabilities. You will be working alongside a dedicated and supportive team of staff.

If you are interested and want to hear more about this opportunity we would love to hear from you / receive a completed application form (see below).

Heaton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.



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Heaton School
St James Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4RE
01614321931 Laura Harrison | School Business Manager
Jonathan Curtis | Headteacher

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