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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,883.09 Annually (Actual)

Special Needs Teaching Assistant (DSP Assistant) Level 2 job summary

Job Title: DSP Assistant (Special Needs TA)

Location: Corby Business Academy

Salary : £17,883.09 (Actual)

Weeks per year: 39 weeks

Hours per week: 32.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 14 June 2024

Interview Date: 17 June 2024

Based on the success of our Unit Provision and in collaboration with the Local Authority we are growing from 75 places to 100 places and therefore we would like to take you on our journey as we develop. We are currently recruiting to the above position and welcome applicants to apply for this post by submitting an Academy application form. The Unit Provision at Corby Business Academy is a specialist provision that will cater for the needs of 100 pupils. Our pupils have a wide range of needs including SLD, MLD and complex learning difficulties; with additional needs such as ASD and SLCN. We are looking to recruit a skilled and motivated individual to join our team.

About Corby Business Academy;

Corby Business Academy is a school committed to providing the very best for the community it serves. We have already undergone significant change in recent years under new leadership and our goals for further development remain ambitious. We work relentlessly in providing a high quality broad and balanced curriculum with stimulating learning experiences for all our students. This is underpinned by our strong sense of common purpose that is palpable in the Academy’s day to day operation. We aim to actively encourage students to participate in all areas of academy life, motivating and inspiring them to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. Our staff have an uncompromising commitment to this and work closely with one another to support and develop students as well as one another.

In April 2023 the Academy was judged to be GOOD in all areas by OFSTED, who highlighted that:

“Leaders have brought about significant improvement at this school. They focus on providing an ambitious curriculum for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)”

“Leaders have raised their expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct, which is having a positive impact. Pupils behave very well in lessons. During lesson changeover times and at breaktimes, the school is calm and orderly”

“Parents and carers are positive about the education their children receive. One view shared by many was, ‘My child has thrived, been supported, encouraged, cared for and listened to at this school.”

We are now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational, and highly motivated DSP Assistant (Special Needs TA). This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional and would be suitable for someone who wants to make a valued and important contribution to our community.

What we can offer you

Daily allowance for breakfast and lunch.

A modern building with fantastic facilities and resources.

A supportive and friendly community of staff and students.

A full induction programme.

Access to BWT Teaching School Alliance training programmes

An annual wellbeing day entitlement

About Brooke Weston Trust 

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on in the applicant information pack or by telephoning 01536 303120 Details of how to apply are also found in the pack.

Safer Recruitment 

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

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 Corby Business Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1143 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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