Contract Type: Full Time
Teaching Assistant
Salary: Salary: Scale 3, Point 5 to 6 - £19,312 -£19,698 pro rata Actual starting salary:£14,197.93
School Type:
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Balfour Road, Brighton, BN1 6NP
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Teaching Assistant – Level B

30 Hours per week, Term time only

Salary: Scale 3, Point 5 to 6 – £19,312 -£19,698 pro rata

Actual starting salary:£14,197.93

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant would be expected to provide in-class support to students with a range of special educational needs.

Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1400 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove. We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will play a role in supporting our students to develop World Class Learning.

The Individual Learning Support area is a busy and productive part of the School and has a vibrant team of experienced leaders and support staff. The successful applicant would be expected to provide an appropriate level of support across the school.

Please see the job description for full details. If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Vicky Anstiss, Deputy Headteacher, Varndean School. Email:

The closing date is 9am on Monday 28th June with interviews planned for Wednesday 30th June. The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of that date where appropriate.

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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About Varndean School

Varndean School was built in 1926, on its current site looking out to sea, due to the determination of a forward thinking headmistress. Miss Ethel Ellis worked hard to secure the new site for our school and ensure it was built with the idea of providing academic excellence alongside the development of students' characters, fostering a passion for art, culture and sport. At Varndean school we still adhere to those aspirations for our students.

We offer a modern and diverse curriculum, giving students the opportunity to explore their interests, achieve academic success and develop well rounded characters to go forth into the world and make a valuable contribution to all our futures.