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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,803.00 - £30,296.00 Annually (FTE) Grade E, PT15-20

[240419R1] Classroom Technician job summary

Millbay Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Classroom Technician to join the Health & Wellbeing Faculty of the school in September 2024

Post:Classroom Technician

Location: Millbay Academy, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3EG

FTE Salary Range: £27,803 to £30,296 (Grade E, PT15-20)

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only (39 weeks per annum)

Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

Are you dedicated, innovative and driven to support young people develop the skills they need to access real world, high end opportunities? Then we want to hear from you! With excellent progression routes, personalised development programmes and a wholly child-centered approach, Millbay Academy is an exciting and invested place to be. There will also be opportunities for close collaboration with UTC Plymouth (Ofsted Good 2023) as its partner school.

We are recruiting a Classroom Technician to join our team in the Health & Wellbeing Faculty who will complement the work of teachers by taking responsibility for the effective running of support systems for the school. This will include the PE, Design Technology, Engineering and Food.Technology departments.

Your duties will include:

  • Support students and assisting the department to help develop curriculum provision
  • Support a variety of teaching activities
  • Responsibility for management of curriculum stock levels and resources
  • Setting up, checking and maintaining equipment
  • Providing advise to staff and students of the safe operation of equipment

About the successful candidate

You will be a passionate advocate of equality and committed to raising standards, raising aspirations and facilitating the real-life chances of the next generation. You are tenacious, enjoy a challenge and are dedicated to your own professional development as a means of providing the best to our young people and our team. You will understand the importance of "soft skill" development as a means of developing the whole individual alongside a strong drive for academic excellence.

In addition, you will need:

  • NVQ 4 or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant discipline
  • Specialist background in one or more of the following - Physical Education or Sports; Food Technology, Nutrition or Catering; Design & Technology; Engineering
  • Full UK Driving Licence held for at least 2 years as the role includes driving the school minibus (full training will be given for this)

About the School

Located in Plymouth's historic Coastal Quarter, we are a centre of excellence for Plymouth with our specialism for creative thinking, underpinned by our broad and balanced curriculum. We are a diverse family and responsible to all corners of our community.

Our young people are offered outstanding learning opportunities in a broad range of subjects focusing on industry, innovation and technological competence. Rated 'Good' by OFSTED inspectors in February 2024, we have a relentless drive for improvement, equity and social justice. All barriers to success will be removed with no young person being held back in their quest to become the next generation of innovators, creators, scientists and environmentalists. Employability is our end goal.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Plymouth, Exeter, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 01752 422955 or emailing us at recruitment@reachsouth.org.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday, 16th June 2024

Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 24th June 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Millbay Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 16
School size
550 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

School location

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