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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, term-time plus 2 weeks.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,241 to £27,334

Pay scale

Grade 6, SCP 12 - 14

What skills and experience we're looking for

Outwood Academy Portland has an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and inspirational Inclusion department, supporting our students in the Learning Resource centre. This rewarding position would suit someone working in a school with experience of supporting the learning of students; someone looking to further progress their career in an educational environment.

The role is permanent and you would be instrumental in supporting our amazing students, assisting them by creating a culture of success, ensuring they have a positive attitude to learning to increase their life chances, attainment and social and emotional development.

A key priority of the role is increasing the Literacy levels of our students, especially those who may face obstacles developing their literacy skills. This may include group work with students who may be disadvantaged within elements of their education. There is scope for creativity and themed events within the Academy and interaction and support with all curriculum areas.

The role is 37 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks (41 weeks).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role please contact Clare Richardson, Head of English at c.richardson@portland.outwood.com.

What the school offers its staff

We are proud that Outwood Academy Portland is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. We are an 11-18 academy based in the large friendly town of Worksop, near Sheffield and Nottingham.

Since joining the Outwood Family in 2012, our students have achieved impressive exam result success.

We have created an educational environment where staff and students constantly strive to improve; where teachers sharpen their skills and expand their repertoires to deliver an outstanding learning experience; and where teachers, classroom assistants, mentors, tutors, inclusion support assistants and students operate as a seamless team. This enables everybody, staff and students, to not only see but also help fulfil the potential in each other. Following its latest visit, Ofsted noted that our ‘teachers and support staff comment positively about the opportunities they have for regular training to develop their skills.’

We believe our success speaks for itself as we are above the national average for the number of students achieving at a Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs. We are also proud to have been awarded the ArtsMark Gold Award and Bronze Status by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health Award.

We work hard to ensure we reduce workload on staff, allowing more time in the classroom to put our vision of students first, raising standards and transforming lives into practice.

All academies within the Outwood Family have gained the IQM Inclusive Schools Award with 18 having Centre of Excellence status and one holding Flagship status

Commitment to safeguarding

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

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About Outwood Academy Portland

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1717 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are proud that Outwood Academy Portland is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and we are delighted to be based in the large friendly town of Worksop, near Sheffield and Nottingham.

We are a welcoming and supportive academy, with a relentless determination to provide the very best education for every child. We place students at the centre of everything we do, with a focus on creating a culture of success and a positive climate for learning. The Academy became part of the Outwood Family of Schools in 2012 and as a member of the Outwood Family we believe in putting Students First, raising standards and transforming lives.

OGAT are proud to be a part of the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) hosting it’s North and East campus as Outwood Academy Redcar and Outwood Academy Adwick. The NIoT identifies best practice in education, in order to develop cutting-edge, evidence-based teacher training and professional development programmes. OGAT colleagues will benefit from the work of the institute, which draws on the expertise of some of the most outstanding school leaders in education today.

You can find out more about the NIoT and the programmes we offer, which have been designed to fit around the pressures of school life, follow us on twitter: @NatInstTeaching

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@portland.outwood.com.

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