Please Refer all General Enquiries to Mrs. A Reece -

We will endeavour to answer all queries within a 24 hour period. If your request is of a more urgent nature please contact the school office on: 01457 872 072.

High Street
Uppermill, OL3 6BU
United Kingdom


Current Vacancies

Thank you for the interest you have shown in working at Saddleworth. This information is provided to give you an insight into our school. We hope after reading through this you share our ethos, vision and aspirations and choose to make an application.


Position: Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

(2 Posts) 

Salary: £19,171 - £21,166 (£14,472 - £15,978 pro rata)

32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days

Required as soon as possible

Contract term: Fixed Term to July 2020                                   

Disclosure Level: Enhanced 

We are seeking to recruit to the role of Teaching Assistant to support the learning of children with additional needs within main stream classes.  Previous experience of working with students with additional needs will be an advantage as would EAL experience.

The appointments will be on a fixed term basis subject to the future budgetary provision, or the operational needs of the school.   It is expected that this will be reviewed at the end of the academic year.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated individuals who are able to work as part of the SEND team and provide effective support to our students.

Informal enquiries are warmly encouraged to: Carole Pounder – SENDCO at the school

Application forms are available at: or contact the school by telephone: 01457 872072 or email:

Return completed application forms to Mrs P Price, Business Support Assistant (HR & Payroll) by noon on 7 October 2019.  Email

CV’s will not be accepted.

Essential Files


Job Information Pack
Download the job information pack available for the post you are interested in, and also the essential files above. All current vacancies are displayed at the top of the page.

Application Documents
Please complete the application form above and attach an accompanying letter of support written to Headteacher, Mr M Milburn, maximum two sides of A4 font 12, addressing the following points:

  • Why you are interested in this post and how you have prepared yourself so far.

  • What contributions you feel you can make to pupils’ development within our school.

  • Any particular areas of strength and expertise you feel you may have.

We will be unable to process applications with missing elements.

If you have any difficulty downloading the application forms, please contact Mrs P Price at the school to request a hard copy by post. Our telephone number is: 01457 872072

On the application form you are asked to nominate two referees, one of whom must be your present employer. Close relatives are not accepted as referees, and two referees from the same school or organisation will not be accepted. 

The process of calling for references is an important element of Safer Recruitment and therefore applications with nominated referees that do not meet the above rules will be rejected. Please take care to make sure your referees will be acceptable.

Sending Your Application
Please email your application to with a clear reference to the post you are applying for in the subject line.

If you are unable to email your application, you may post your application to the address below with the envelope clearly marked with the post you are applying for.

Mrs P Price
Saddleworth School.
High Street,

If you choose to send your application by more than one method, then please indicate this on each copy that you send.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. As we receive a large number of applications for each post advertised, unfortunately we cannot provide feedback to individual candidates as to why they were not short-listed for interview.

How to find out about vacancies at Saddleworth School
All vacancies are posted on this website. Teaching posts are also advertised on TES online. You can also register to receive emails when vacancies arise.