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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£15,598.00 - £15,598.00 Annually (Actual) Actual Salary based on FTE Salary £22,366

Arts Technician job summary

We are looking for an Arts Technician to support both our performing arts and creative arts/technology faculties within the academy.

The role is part time for 30 hours per week (8.40am-3.10pm daily) for 39 weeks per year (school term time working).

The purpose of the technician’s role is to work as a member of the Academy’s strong teams being their support in delivering practical lessons. Our technicians are integral to the effective running of our classes. We need someone who can prepare resources, support students in the classroom and maintain a clean and safe working environment. The role will involve meticulous organisation, a positive approach to learning and engagement in staff training to support outstanding practice.

Equipment is an important part of this role, making sure we have enough for each lesson and that it is fit for use. Support with exams and larger performances with recording or lighting/sound will also be a part of this role so there will be a need for some flexibility to cover exam periods and events in the faculties.

We at Ormiston Sudbury Academy are passionate about the education, care and development of young people. First and foremost, we support and challenge our students to find and fulfil their academic potential. We want every student to leave with the best set of qualifications they can attain. Pastoral care is a great strength of the school and the values of kindness and respect that staff model are instilled in the students. Our academy is a caring environment in which students and staff make use of high quality learning opportunities to develop their maximum academic, moral, social and spiritual potential. We are committed to developing equality of opportunity for all. We seek to continually improve and to work not simply harder but more effectively, as individuals and with others.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential. OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.

If you want to work with a great team of staff and students, and feel that you have the right skills, please apply before the closing date of 24th June. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should a suitable candidate be found.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nicola Logan, Director of Finance and Business via email at: Nlogan@ormistonsudbury.co.uk

Ormiston Sudbury Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

OAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

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About Ormiston Sudbury Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
703 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Ormiston Sudbury Academy is based in the market town of Sudbury, which is in the southwest of Suffolk, near the Essex border. It has been part of OAT for over 10 years, joining the trust in September 2012. The school is an 11-18 co-educational academy with just over 700 students. The number of students who are eligible for pupil premium funding is slightly above the national average. Students’ ability on entry is historically lower than the national average and attainment and progress remains a key improvement priority for the school moving forwards. Ormiston Sudbury Academy has a reputation as a caring, community school where students thrive.

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