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  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Term time

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale 6/SO1 FTE £32,395 - £36,599 PRO RATA £27,739.81 - £31,339.69

What skills and experience we're looking for

We invite applicants who are passionate about working with young people that present with mental health needs and challenging behaviours and can remain calm and non-judgemental when under pressure.

The post-holder will actively embrace and promote The Skills Hub’s strategic vision and core principles in the creation of trauma informed pastoral team, identifying efficiently and effectively students in need of intervention to ensure their physical and emotional welfare.

To actively promote a compassioned approach that supports, builds, and sustains positive relationships. To plan and deliver a range of activities and trauma informed interventions for students, requiring additional support with the development of their personal skills, to enable them to fully participate in learning and to make progress.

Under the direction of the Assistant Principal, the post holder will be responsible for the management of the pastoral team working effectively with students, teaching staff and parents to raise aspirations, confidence, retention, and achievements for progression to further studies or employment, and to promote full attendance.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

 An inclusive approach based on shared responsibility & teamwork, which values every member of our community

 A challenging learning environment where you will be asked to expand your thinking about our learning offer to our young people

 Excellent induction & outstanding on-going staff development

 Ongoing Employee Wellbeing support

 Staff Discounts All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Further details about the role

The Skills Hub is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact starapdar@theprideacademy.co.uk

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing Date: 30/04/2024

Interviews will take place on: week commencing 7th May 2024

Start date: ASAP

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Skills Hub

School type
Free School, ages 5 to 19
School size
55 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

Arranging a visit to The Skills Hub

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email starapdar@theprideacademy.co.uk.

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