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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,000 per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Level 2 qualification in English and Maths (i.e. GCSE grade C or above)

NVQ Level 2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Knowledge of the legal definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN), and familiarity with the guidance about meeting SEN given in the SEN Code of Practice

Knowledge of a range of strategies to establish a purposeful learning environment and to promote good behaviour

Knowledge of the key factors that affect the way pupils learn

Experience of working as a Teaching Assistant or equivalent experience of working with children or young people

The ability to contribute effectively to teachers’ planning and preparation of lessons

The ability to plan and deliver key interventions to small groups including those with SEN and Pupil Premium students

The ability to plan own role in lessons including how feedback will be provided to pupils and colleagues on pupils’ learning and behaviour

The ability to contribute effectively to the selection and preparation of teaching resources that meet the diversity of pupils’ needs and interests

The ability to support teachers in evaluating pupils’ progress through a range of assessment activities

The ability to monitor pupils’ responses to learning and modify approach accordingly

The ability to contribute to the maintenance and analysis of records of pupils’ progress

The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning

The ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, recognising their roles in pupils’ learning

Experience of using ICT to advance pupils’ learning, and experience of using common ICT tools for own and pupils’ benefit

Experience of working in a range of settings or with more than one year group

The ability to recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise

What the school offers its staff

  • An unrivalled opportunity to make a difference to a school and its community
  • The opportunity to work with the fastest growing academy group in the country
  • Excellent links with colleagues in local schools, the Local Authority and external agencies
  • Collaborative planning with centralized, shared units of work and resources
  • A great working environment with high staff morale and a strong sense of community
  • United Learning payscale that is higher than the maintained sector
  • A contributory pension scheme relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Pension Schemes)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • United Learning has teamed up with Perkbox to offer you over 250 exclusive benefits, all through their easy-to-access platform and mobile app. Featuring a huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants and savings on food, gym memberships, technology and clothes shopping. They also offer salary sacrifice schemes such as Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work - which offer tax and NI savings on new bikes and nursery care. Visit United Learning Careers > Why United Learning?
  • Staff wellbeing supported with an Employee Assistance Programme available to all staff and Mental Health First Aid trained on site staff

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants for people working with children and vulnerable adults will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced clearance for this authority.

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About Seahaven Academy

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

Seahaven Academy is an 11-16 school serving the community of Newhaven and surrounding areas. Following an inspection by Ofsted in November 2021, the school has again been judged as ‘good’ in all areas. The school has a spectacular position in very modern buildings above the coast, within easy reach of Eastbourne, Brighton and Lewes. Newhaven has the benefit of good bus and train services from surrounding areas directly to and from the town.

At Seahaven Academy we have a very simple ethos: be ambitious, be determined, be the best! We have very high expectations of our students and of ourselves and are proud to be committed to fulfilling the United Learning mission of bringing out ‘the best in everyone’.

Our school is a vibrant yet calm environment in which students can fulfil their ambitions. We ensure that classes are disruption-free so that learning time is not wasted. We ensure students have every opportunity to be supported and extended when they most need it. We place a huge emphasis on literacy as the key to the wider curriculum. We enthuse, encourage, motivate, convince and cajole our students to be the best they can be. We underpin all our work with the very best student support and pastoral care. Seahaven Academy is a school with big ambitions and very high expectations. We expect our students to be leaders and drivers in our pursuit of excellence.

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