Havering Schools Jobs

Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: The Compass School
  • Reference: SCH/23/262576
Scale 3 Points 5-6
The Compass School
Closing on 14/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Term Time
36 hours per week.

The Compass School

London Road, Romford, Essex RM7 9NX

Tel: 01708 393247

Email: info@thecompassschool.org


Teaching Assistant

Hours:  36 hours per week / 39 weeks per year

Salary:  Scale 3 Points 5 - 6 (FTE £27,030- £27,438. Actual salary will be pro rata)

Contract term:  Permanent

Start date:  September 2024 (or earlier)


Are you ready to change the course of children's lives? 

We are looking for great people to join the founding team at The Compass School, a small school for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. We are growing and are looking for excellent teachers and support staff from Primary (Key Stage Two) and Secondary (Key Stage Four). 

Come to our Recruitment Evening on 6th March from 4.30pm to 5.45pm at The Compass School (London Road, Romford RM7 9NX) to find out more.

We are looking for candidates with the motivation, resilience and determination to ensure that students make progress, improve their experience of education and prepare them to lead fulfilling lives.

We will educate young people between the ages of 7-16 who have a wide range of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many of the pupils may also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Havering and surrounding areas of East London. The school will also be adding to our network of special schools, alongside Sir Bobby Robson School, Ipswich, The Bridge School, Ipswich and Churchill Special School, Haverhill and Sir Peter Hall School, Bury St Edmund’s.

You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

For more information, to arrange a visit or an informal discussion about the role please contact the Headteacher, Catharine Wensley by email cwensley@thecompassschool.org 

Please use the following link to apply: https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/227706HSJ

Closing Date:  14 June 2024

Interview Days: TBC 

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

In line with safer recruitment, we are unable to accept CVs. Failure to complete an application form satisfactorily may result in not being shortlisted for the post.


Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2018 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

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Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/227706HSJ and submit an application by the deadline of 14th June 2024

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed