35 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,762.71 - £25,654.03 Annually (Actual)

Behaviour Mentor job summary


Salary: Grade 7, Points 12 - 19, £22,762.71 - £25,654.03 actual (£26,421 – £29,777 FTE)

Hours of work: 37 hours, Monday – Friday, 39 weeks per year (term-time + 5 training days)

We are looking for a dedicated, positive, and motivated individual to join our vibrant and forward-thinking Trust. This is great chance for a dynamic and committed practitioner to support the teaching of students within the Appropriate Provision.

You will work under guidance, to provide support in addressing the needs of students who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning.

This is an exciting time to join Stratton Upper School, as we are transitioning from Upper to Secondary in September 2024.

The Opportunity

  • Join and work with a passionate, committed team.
  • Encourage and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
  • Coach, mentor, and empower pupils to be able to make informed choices about their own learning, behaviour and attendance, and to understand the links between these.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to families, students and staff on student achievement, progress and other matters.

The ideal candidate

  • Experienced in supporting children or young adults in an educational setting.
  • Clear understanding of the education system and how children learn.
  • Skilled at making and sustaining positive relationships with young adults.
  • Has a positive and enthusiastic approach towards work.

Benefits of working for us:

As a multi-academy trust of 30 schools, Meridian Trust can provide a wide network of opportunities for collaboration and career development for both teaching and support staff. With an initial teaching training facility and a teaching hub network within our Trust, there are ample opportunities to both, get into teaching, and develop with the profession.

As well as the above we also offer:

  • Unlimited access to CPD via Meridian Learning
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Unlimited value cycle to work scheme

To see the full range of benefits available, please visit Employee Benefits - Meridian Trust

Stratton is a vibrant Upper School with around 900 students on roll. We believe in every child striving for and achieving their full potential and all staff encourage them to be the best they can be. We value our partnerships with parents and carer, along with the wider community, to uphold the traditional values of respect and tolerance. We are proud of our large and successful Sixth Form and the breadth of curriculum we can offer our post-16 students. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by our dedicated, creative, and passionate staff.

Meridian Trust is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities.

Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 30 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

For more information about the role please download the Applicant Information Pack below.

Please note that Stratton Upper School reserves the right to interview, appoint and close this vacancy, upon the appointment of an ideal candidate. Applications will be shortlisted regularly, and you will be contacted with the result soon after your submission.

Please note that the school will be closed between 29/03/2024 – 14/04/2024.

Early applications and visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Justine McCarthy, PA to Principal on principalspa@stratton.school

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as online searches.

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 Stratton Upper School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
832 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Stratton is a thriving Upper School with around 1,000 students on roll. The school has grown considerably in recent years; it is popular with the local community and includes over 250 students in the Sixth Form. In many respects we are a true comprehensive school with a full ability range. As the only education provider in the town, our challenge is to move effortlessly between preparing Yr13 students for top universities to working with students who without our support could have rejected the concept of education. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by the dedication of our staff.

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