4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£21,269 - £23,484 per annum
Actual salary
£18,054 - £19,935 per annum

Job summary

Sybil Andrews Academy wants to be the best school in the area. We invite you to join us and leave a lasting legacy across the school and for the community we serve.

The core aims/values of this school are:
- Making a difference to the lives of young people
- Being a great place to work where colleagues are valued, supported, and encouraged to grow
- A school which seeks to challenge itself
- A school which embraces creativity, innovation and change driven by all colleagues

The Academy offers:
- Well-being day each year.
- Opportunity for career progression in our school or across the Trust
- Professional development qualifications
- Access to the training and professional development programmes of the Teaching and research schools in the Trust.

We are now looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and skilled colleague to work with our students in our school. Ideally, you will be an experienced HLTA who has a proven history of working with students within a classroom setting, 1:1 and in small groups. We seek a colleague who is flexible and can demonstrate an ability to use their own initiative in meeting the needs of our students who have additional learning needs..

You will:
- Possess good English and maths skills (GCSE grade C or equivalent)
- Be determined to make a positive contribution towards the learning experience of our students
- Have high expectations of all our students as well as a commitment to raising standards and promoting progress
- Be flexible and open to change in order to meet the needs of our students, the needs of the SEND department and those of the Academy
- Be pro-active, and willing to use your own initiative, as appropriate
- Possess good interpersonal, organisational, communication and administrative skills
- Take a professional approach in your dealings with students, staff, parents/carers and external agencies
- Have the ability to remain calm and confident when under pressure
- Be a team-player, open to advice, feedback and guidance from colleagues
- Be able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Have an interest in special needs and education and be willing to undertake further professional training and development

Our community believes in our vision and supports our journey. Sybil Andrews Academy is housed in a purpose built campus begun in 2016 and completed in the summer of 2020. Our school anticipates significant growth

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application please contact Ms Lorna Fry on 01284 413400 or email lfry@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk

Closing date: 28th January 2022, midday

Interviews: w.c 31st January 2022

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

Applying for the job

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/159517TVS

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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
School size
656 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01284 413400

About Sybil Andrews Academy

Sybil Andrews offers a broad curriculum, brought to life by an engaging and skilled teaching body. We benefit from a purpose-built school with specialist rooms in a modern, university style campus. Our strong values of kindness, courage and responsibility create a culture of respect, tolerance, and personal challenge.

We strive to be a happy school where students are valued for who they are and what they could be. Strong relationships amongst students, staff and parents provide a sense of belonging and community. Student learning, progress and achievement are our measures of success and our relentless drive to ensure the best for our students is at the heart of what we do.

Arranging a visit to Sybil Andrews Academy

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application please contact Ms Lorna Fry on 01284 413400 or email lfry@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk

School location

Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7QB

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