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  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

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Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 38 hrs per week; Mon 8:15 am-4:45 pm, Tues, Weds and Thurs 8:15 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:15 am-3.30 pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

C24 £21,647.50 – D28 £24,449.12

Additional allowances

Special School Allowance £750.00 per academic year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Lead Teaching Assistant Location: Nuneaton

Hours of Work: 38 hrs per week

Mon 8:15 am-4:45 pm, Tues, Weds and Thurs 8:15 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:15 am-3.30 pm

Salary: C24 £25,061.40 – D28 £28,304.85 (FTE)

Actual Salary: C24 £21,647.50 – D28 £24,449.12

Allowances: Special School Allowance £750.00 per academic year

Weeks Worked: 39 weeks - Term Time only

Closing Date: Wed 21st February Interview Date: To be confirmed Start Date: ASAP

Be part of an exciting and creative school in Nuneaton for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.,

About Us In September 2015, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new Academy in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, catering for children and young people aged between 9 years (Year 5) and 19 years with an autism diagnosis and/or an underlying condition that has enabled them to receive an education health and care plan (EHCP) for autistic spectrum condition (ASC) or social emotional mental health (SEMH). MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.

Our Lead Teaching Assistants

Our lead teaching assistants come from various backgrounds, for example, care homes, mainstream education and healthcare settings. ASC, SEMH or AP experience may be an advantage but is not essential. Our only requirement is Level 2 English and Maths.

The role will require you to:

  • care passionately about each child as an individual
  • observe and listen
  • be non-judgemental and unconditionally accepting
  • develop a positive culture around learning
  • deliver high standards of care and support
  • apply and develop strategies for raising achievement
  • support students to make the most of their talents and abilities
  • lead on positive behaviour support in your
  • confidently work with children of any age or ability
  • respond to advice
  • commit to further professional development

You will be responsible for:

  • managing a class of around nine students
  • leading teaching assistants
  • organising the classroom
  • maintaining regular contact with parents and carers
  • organising trips and visits for your class
  • monitoring and reviewing short-term targets
  • covering lessons in the absence of a teacher

Comprehensive induction and ongoing training and support.

What the school offers its staff


In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, plus a MAT Life Day and local government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as free flu jabs, full induction, training and career opportunities. This is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and whole trust CPD Day.

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage.

*Salaries are based on Full-Time-Equivalent and are pro-rata for part time roles. Salaries are dependent on experience with option of additional hours through the extended school provision.

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About Discovery Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 19
School size
98 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 19

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