11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 3:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
36 hours per week
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£20,190 - £21,853

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support? This is an opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff at Thornhill Academy, part of Consilium Academies who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.
We are seeking to appoint a talented and committed individual to join our Learning Support Department here at Thornhill Academy. The role of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (SEMH) will be to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome social, emotional and mental health barrier to learning. You will also have operational responsibilities for the learning support unit on a day to day basis.
The successful candidate should be supportive of the ethos and values of the school and have the ability to encourage and motivate our students. We are looking for someone with a sense of humour, who understands the importance of developing a positive culture in our organisation and has high expectations of their pupils.
If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.
We are keen to support your career not only within our academy but also across our group of academies that form Consilium Academies Trust.
The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.
To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s. We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Nichola Luke at nichola.luke@consilium-at.com
Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.
The closing date for applications is Monday 1st November at 3pm
Interviews will take place the week beginning 8th November.
Consilium Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English.
Please note: If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.

Applying for the job

To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s. We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Nichola Luke at nichola.luke@consilium-at.com
Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
Secondary
School size
591 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Thornhill Academy

Thornhill Academy is an 11 to 16 secondary academy, with 574 students and occupies a large site in close proximity to Sunderland City Centre. Thornhill offers students and staff rewarding and deeply engaging experiences, and supports them on their journey to become inspirational and reflective practitioners, improving life for all in our community.
At Thornhill we take pride in developing each individual pupil to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society. We provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which we challenge all to strive for personal accomplishment.
Our Aims are to create an environment in which all take responsibility for their actions, behaviour and learning; relishing challenges and learning from failures. We want to create a safe, supportive and happy working environment in which diversity is celebrated and pupils and staff thrive.
Thornhill Academy is a fantastic school and I believe it is our job to develop a lifelong passion for learning through high quality teaching which fosters curiosity and promotes independence. We are committed to recognising and developing the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, creating active and responsible citizens who lead a successful and fulfilling life.
Our young people tell us they are very happy here and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure a successful experience for all.

School location

Thornholme Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7NA

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