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Teaching and Play Assistant  


(32.5 hours per week, term time only. 08.30 -15.30 hours - Actual Salary £ 16,813.78


Fixed Term Contract until 1/5/2022 in the first instance, subject to specific funding from SCC SEND department


Are you able to work successfully with boys who have complex neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD / FASD / PDA / ODD /Sp.LD / ASD or developmental delay?


The Polygon School is a specialist school that supports, educates and helps to make a difference to the lives of 66 boys and young men with social, emotional and mental health issues.

Can you be the welcoming face to greet pupils every morning?

Can you keep your head in a crisis? Can you lead a sporting activity with boys and young men for half an hour and then switch to listening to someone read a moment later?

Can you empathise with chronic social difficulties, and yet keep firm professional boundaries? Could you motivate teenage boys to participate in developing their social skills or their reading ability with you every morning?


Could you run a football session every lunch time?


If so, we would like to hear from you!


The post will be for 32.5 hours per week, term time only. Occasional overtime hours by negotiation.

Salary Grade 6 point 12

Working hours between 8.30 and 15.30hrs Monday to Friday, during school term dates.


Starting date as soon as possible.


Job description, Person Specification and Application forms can be downloaded from this site or by emailing


Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 19th April 2021


Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd April – candidates are advised to keep this date free to attend interview.