Beechcliffe School

Safe Joyful Learning

01535 603041

Interim Headteacher: Lee harris

Head of School - Keighley: Michelle Nichols
Head of School - Thackley: Dave Prosho

Keighley: Greenhead Road, Utley, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6ED

Thackley: Ellar Carr Road, Thackley, Bradford, BD10 0TD

Keighley: Thackley:

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Beechcliffe School is a specialist provision operating over two sites. The Keighley site offers special education for students with generic needs and Thackley site is a specialist SEMH provision.

All our pupils have a statement of special educational need or a EHCP plan.

We welcome applications from people who are highly motivated, enthusiastic and have high expectations of pupils and the progress they can make. 

L3 Special Needs Teaching Assistant, plus Lunchtime Supervisor @ Thackley Site, Ellar Carr Road, Bradford  BD10 0TD

Start Date:   As Soon As Possible

Permanent – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm – term time only plus 5 days, with a Lunchtime Supervisor contract of 2.5 hours per week, term time only

Pay Scale:  Band 7, SCP 11/17

Job Summary:

The Governing Body of Beechcliffe School are looking to appoint a number of Special Needs Teaching Assistants who are enthusiastic, hardworking and creative to support the learning of our KS3, KS4 and KS5 pupils who are unable to access mainstream education.   Successful candidates will be based on the Thackley site but will be contracted to work across both sites.​

Beechcliffe School, Thackley is a long-term specialist provision catering for children with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

Job Information:

You will have relevant experience in working with students with social emotional and mental health needs or have a recognised qualification.

Essential qualities for all applicants include:

  • Secure and thorough knowledge and understanding of behaviour strategies;
  • The ability to be understanding, calm and supportive;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • High expectations of behaviour and achievement;
  • Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour;
  • Competence to be able to cover lessons

In return, we can offer you:

  • A strong, dedicated team who work exceptionally well together;
  • Varied, challenging and highly rewarding work;
  • A commitment to your professional development;
  • Excellent facilities and resources;
  • Strong and effective multi-agency approaches;
  • A well informed and supportive Governing Body who reflect the enthusiasm of the school.

Beechcliffe School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and all posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, appropriate references, and 3-month probationary period.  

The successful candidate must be fluent in English – The Immigration Act 2016 has introduced a new requirement for public authorities from October 2016 to ensure that workers in customer facing roles speak fluent English. This is a statutory requirement.

If you require further information on the vacancy or around the actual salary please contact Debbie Slinger on 01535 603041, Option 2 or

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting David Prosho on 01535 603041 (Option 2)

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.   
CV’s or incomplete applications will not be accepted 

Please visit the school website for an application form and send your completed application form to

Closing Date:  Thursday 14th July 2022, 12 Noon - Shortlisting will be Friday 15th July 2022

Interviews:  Tuesday 19th July 2002 – times to be confirmed if shortlisted

Recruitment Pack L3 SNTA

L3 SNTA Application Form