About Presfield High School

At Presfield High School, we are committed to delivering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all. We are a dedicated Autism school in Southport, striving to create a learning culture that nurtures the social, emotional, and academic development of our students.

Teaching Assistants Level 2

Permanent Post

Closing Date for applications: 

9:00 AM on Monday 17th June 2024

Interviews to be held:

Friday 21st June 2024

Job Overview

  • Employer: Presfield High School & Specialist College
  • Salary: Grade E
  • Location: Presfield High School and Specialist College
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours: 31 hours per week. Term Time plus 1 week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 17/06/2024 at 9:00AM
  • Reference: PHS1234


Required for: September 2024

The successful candidates will work 31 hours per week, Term Time plus 1 week.

Due to an increase in student numbers, we are seeking to appoint a number of Teaching Assistants (TA2) who are willing to go the “extra mile” in supporting our pupils to achieve their full potential.  

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safegaurding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environemnt would be desirable, candidates who possess the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

The successful candidates will be required to work with and supervise individuals and groups of children with significant Special Educational Needs under the direction / instruction of teaching and / or senior staff, inclusive of specific individual learning needs, enabling access to learning for all pupils and assistance and support in classroom management and behaviour techniques.  You will have specific responsibility to support the teaching and learning of children with ASD.


Presfield High School is an oversubscribed specialist provision which caters for students with a primary diagnosis of Autism from age 11 through to 19. All our 124 students have an EHCP which identifies Autism as their primary need. We are advocates of Dr Stephen Shore’s belief that “If you have met one child with autism you have met ONE child with autism”. This underpins all that we do and we are committed to challenging the stereotypical views that are often associated with Autism.

We passionately believe in empowering our students and their families to advocate for their individual needs to support them to make meaningful contributions to society and to gain employment if that is their chosen destination. This is demonstrated in our diverse curriculum that promotes an aspirational academic and social pathway.

We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Due to the nature of the work involved, this post is “exempt” from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Interested candidates are welcome to attend for an informal tour around the school. Please contact the School Office on 01704 227831 should you wish to arrange a tour of the school.


Applicants should refer to the below Job Description and Person Specification and return their completed application forms to Please note: we do not accept CVs.


Closing Date for applications: 9:00am am on Monday 17th June 2024