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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Level 7, Actual Salary (£20,171 - £22,271)

Job summary

Principal: Mr D Bishop
Required: As Soon As Possible Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant / Thrive Manager Term Time only, 35 Hours per week Level 7, Actual Salary (£20,171 - £22,271) 

 The Excel Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant to join our team of highly motivated professionals who are working collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout the Academy. This is a fantastic opportunity for inspiring and aspirational individuals to join a supportive team who deliver a bespoke curriculum in a small group setting.  

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the education system and national curriculum; particular experience of working with learners with behavioural challenges and social and emotional needs is essential. This will encompass understanding of behaviour management strategies and the ability to deliver personalised learning programmes to learners. Experience of SEMH, especially within a school or academy setting is essential.  

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, and will lead on the delivery of the already established KS3 Thrive programme. The environment in which the role operates will demand that the post holder has the initiative and confidence to make decisions and solve problems themselves, but is able to effectively judge when to make decisions, consult with others or their line manager.  

Our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do. Every student is encouraged to achieve their best in the pursuit of excellence. Thrive is a bespoke education provision which offers support to students where necessary, to ensure they meet the standards and expectations of the Academy consistently.  Our students understand our high expectations for behaviour and by offering this layer of support we aim to ensure that all students develop and leave as aspiring, motivated and confident young adults.  

The Academy boasts outstanding facilities and a state-of-the-art learning environment.  

The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.  

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/ Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk  

Closing Date for this Post: Monday 21st June 2021 at 9:00am
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed 

Applying for the job

Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk quoting the job reference number detailed above.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1073 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About The Excel Academy

 Holden Lane High School converted to become the Excel Academy in March 2014 and has consistently been one of the highest performing academies in Stoke-on-Trent. Student numbers are increasing rapidly as the success of the Academy has led to many years being oversubscribed. It is the school of choice in the north of the city and is housed in new build and refurbished buildings.  The Academy was inspected by Ofsted in November 2016 and maintained a ‘Good’ judgement and is focused on becoming an outstanding provision. 

Arranging a visit to The Excel Academy

 Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.  

School location

Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 6LG

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