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  • Start date details

    Autumn Term

  • Closing date

    30 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - September 2022 – 31 August 2023

Pay scale

Ark Schools support pay scale 5, £19,650 - £22,571

Graduate Teaching Assistant job summary

Ark St Alban’s Academy Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking talented and ambitious graduates to join our team for the remainder of this academic year.

In this role, you will join a school which consistently achieves transformational outcomes for children. You will have the opportunity to provide academic and pastoral support to pupils who are overcoming incredible adversity to achieve exceptional results. You will be working alongside colleagues who are experts in their field and you will be supported in gaining the experience needed to thrive on a schools-based teacher training route in the future.

Our school consistently secures excellent outcomes for our pupils.

Ark St Alban’s Academy is a special place. We strive to address social and educational disadvantage by providing an academically rigorous education to every child.

70% of our pupils are drawn from households ranking in the top decile for income deprivation affecting children and our school has their eight highest percentage of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium in the country. Despite this, the progress pupils make at Ark St Alban’s Academy consistently places our school in the top 10% of schools nationally. In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand what it takes to provide a transformational education for young people.

Our graduate teaching assistants can make an immediate impact on the life chances of our young people.

This year, we are celebrating our first ever pupil securing a place at Cambridge. This sits alongside consistent successes in recent years in supporting multiple pupils in securing places on competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry and law. The number of pupils gaining places at Russell Group universities and prestigious apprenticeship providers also continues to grow.

However, we know that none of this success is possible if pupils are not taught to read, write and to do maths further down the school, and if pupils are not provided with the highly effective pastoral support and early help that they need. This is where graduate teaching assistants can have an immediate impact.

Our young people need your support now more than ever, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant you’ll be a pillar of strength to not only the pupils, but to the school and community. You will be a role model of what is possible. In this incredibly rewarding role you’ll be supporting pupils, parents, and teachers to establish a learning environment in which children are able to flourish and fulfil their potential.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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About Ark St Alban's Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
901 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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In joining our school, you will also be joining the Ark network.

The Ark Network leads its own highly-rated teacher training route, Ark Teacher Training. This Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated teacher training provider has a track-record across the Ark Network and in our school of supporting Graduate Teacher Assistants in Ark schools, to become Trainee Teachers who go on to have long and successful careers in Ark schools.

Our school is also led by a Principal who was one of the founding cohort of Teach First teachers in the West Midlands. Throughout our school, there are leaders at every level who know what it takes to secure a place and to succeed on highly-rated teacher training routes and know how to lead others in following their path.

Arranging a visit to Ark St Alban's Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org.

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