19 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Autumn Term 2024

  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term - 11 months

Actual salary

Salary Pay Range NJC12 - NJC16 Actual Salary for 7.5 hours per week £4,822 - £5,147

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

§ Understands that behaviour is communication and is willing to work with children to explore ‘why’ they behave in certain ways

§ Has an ability to engage with a holistic view of children

§ Is patient, nurturing and proactive in their thinking

§ Is committed to making a difference to children’s lives

§ Has the ability to support our classroom teachers in addressing the needs of all pupils and in particular those students displaying challenging behaviours

§ Can plan and innovate individual and group programmes to support skills for learning, positive behaviour, social and emotional development and healthy life styles

§ Has relevant qualifications and training i.e. NVQ/CACHE in working with children

§ Has excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

§ Has an ability to foster strong relationships with pupils, parents/carers and other professionals

§ Has drive, enthusiasm and flexibility

§ Wants to contribute to a whole school effort to give all children the best possible start in life

At Portland Spencer Academy we ASPIRE in all that we do, ensuring the very best for every child. Our children expect you to:

Always smile and listen to our ideas

Succeed in teaching and see potential in us

Praise us when we make good choices

Inspire us and include everyone

Respect us and other members of staff

Everyone should have fun!

In return, as part of the Spencer Academy Trust, we can offer you:

  • A collaborative ethos, working with other schools and colleagues to develop day to day practice
  • A high quality NQT CPD programme tailored to your development needs
  • A hardworking, outward looking team who support each other and approach every day with a smile
  • A chance to be part of something really special …

If you want to make a difference, we can make a difference for you.

What the school offers its staff

About us

Portland Spencer Academy isan Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school (November 2023) which reflects our whole school community’s desire to deliver our children with the very best education. We pride ourselves on learning which has kindness and creativity at its core, but which sets children up for a lifetime of success.

Read more about our Outstanding Ofsted report here: 10254786-Portland-Spencer-Aca-140550-final-pdf.pdf (portlandspencer.org.uk)

Spencer Academies Trustis an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2500 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and 1 primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

§All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

§Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.

§We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Debbie Batterbee: info@portlandspencer.org.uk

The Spencer Academies Trust Safer recruitment policy requires applications for this post must be submitted through our recruitment portal. CV’s cannot be accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

Applying for the job

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About Portland Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
441 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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At Portland Spencer Academy we ASPIRE in all that we do, ensuring the very best for every child. Our children expect you to:

Always smile and listen to our ideas

Succeed in teaching and see potential in us

Praise us when we make good choices

Inspire us and include everyone

Respect us and other members of staff

Everyone should have fun!

Arranging a visit to Portland Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@portalndspencer.org.uk.

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