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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Key stages
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Term time
32.5 hours per week ,term time only + 5 inset days
Contract type
Fixed term (Due to end on 31 August 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
CLF D Starting at £25,006 rising incrementally to £28,639 per year pro rata
Actual salary
Actual Starting Salary: £18,728 per year.

Job summary

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Level 3 to join our supportive and talented team at Summerhill Academy. We are a diverse multi-academy trust, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning.
This position is a Fixed Term Contract, until 31.08.2022, required for 32.5 hours per week Monday – Friday, Term Time Only plus 5 Inset Days.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Level 3 to complement the work of teachers by taking responsibility for developing and delivering agreed learning activities under an appropriate system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities or being responsible for specific provision for individuals, groups and whole classes. Undertake specified work, including delivering lessons to small groups or whole classes on a regular basis within an agreed system of supervision and pre-determined framework.  Play a significant role in the educational, personal and social development of designated students, advancing learning under the direction and guidance of relevant colleagues (e.g. the Principal, SENCO and class teachers.) Support students in accessing the curriculum, engaging with their learning and achieving their full potential by employing relevant strategies and techniques developed as a result of significant experience, specialist knowledge, skill and expertise. Deliver measurable impact on student attainment as well as social and emotional well-being, the benefits of which are likely to extend beyond the individual student or class in order to have a wider positive impact. Support, coach or manage other colleagues to develop their practice.

Additional allowances

Access to our pension scheme - Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programmes
Health and wellness sessions and discounts.
Secured discounts for staff at a number of gyms in the local area.
Flu Jabs
Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity
Comprehensive Induction process
Competitive salaries which are reviewed annually
Cycle to Work Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
School size
294 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact email

About Summerhill Academy

Summerhill Academy uses the Mastery Maths approach, high quality texts to support English learning and has an curriculum, which uses key questions to stimulate learning across the curriculum. Over the next year we are looking to develop high quality teaching and learning which inspires our children to aspire enquiry based curriculum, which uses key questions to stimulate learning across the curriculum. Over the next year we are looking to develop high quality teaching and learning which inspires our children to aspire.

Learning Gems

Children are awarded different Gems for displaying positive learning behaviours.

Diamond – for problem solving and taking responsibility
Sapphire- for focus on the task and ignoring ‘monster distractions’
Emerald- for resilience and being able to learn from mistakes
Ruby- for supporting others
Topaz – for co-operating and collaborating with others

The academy works closely with parents and carers through parent forums, a fund raising group, class assemblies followed by stay and learn sessions and open afternoons where parents can come and see the school in action.


At Summerhill Academy, we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all children and adults, and strive to ensure that these values are at the heart of our SEND practices. Our Academy vision sets out to ensure that all students ENJOY high quality LEARNING experiences through which they are able to ACHIEVE their full potential. Our inclusive ethos aims to encourage all pupils to be actively involved in their own learning. This involves valuing all pupils and staff equally and reducing barriers to learning and participation.

We will involve parents and children in key decisions, as well as planning and reviewing progress; we know that parents are the first educators of their child and that we need their knowledge and co-operation to plan effectively.

We know that the earlier we identify SEND and provide support, the more successful our children will be. We are committed to providing support and resources for children with SEND to fulfil their individual potential.

Our starting point is to guarantee a whole -school approach to providing for the needs of children with SEND. In other words, we make sure that all staff have the knowledge and skills to support all children, including those with SEND, throughout our School.

School location

Plummers Hill, Bristol, BS5 7JU

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