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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Qualified or Trainee Opportunities

Salary Dependant on skills and experience

To commence as soon as possible

32.5 hours per week – Term Time Only (Flexible Working Patterns Considered)

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic, inspirational and highly motivated professional to join our successful school. Working within our Learning Support department, your role will be to provide support, either in lessons, as 1:1 tuition, or to small groups of students with varying abilities. You will be encouraging and supporting individual pupils to reach their full potential, whilst demonstrating a creative and determined attitude that will help motivate students. You will be directly supporting the students, as well as helping to organise the teaching and learning resources available to students and staff.

We are able to offer this post on trainee basis. Apprenticeships are available in order to attain a formal Teaching Assistant Level 3.

We require confident people who can relate well to students and are committed to supporting teaching and learning. Previous classroom experience is preferred but not essential. This post could suit a range of applicants from students considering a gap year, graduates considering moving on to their PGCE or a former teacher considering a return to the profession. Primary colleagues who are looking to move into a secondary school setting are also encouraged to apply.

The academy is currently working towards achieving the Autism and Dyslexia Friendly Kitemarks and was awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools last Summer. We are frequently selected to pilot new initiatives by the Local Authority and have very recently been awarded funding for a new sensory room and outdoor classroom.

The post will initially be recruited for a fixed term to the end of the 2023/24 Academic Year. The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent Teaching Assistant, or able to demonstrate the potential to become one, who is passionate about working with children and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;
  • A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;
  • Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;
  • Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community to improve whole school wellbeing and mental health;
  • Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;
  • Experienced in working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties or a willingness to train in this regard;
  • Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children;
  • Have values which align with our ethical leadership.

Please apply by sending your completed application and cover letter to Director of HR, Helen Upson by email to You can contact Helen with any queries or for application assistance by email or on the telephone - 01777 713705.

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed by appointment.

Closing date for applications

12.00 noon Friday 2nd June 2023

Interviews w/c 5th June 2023