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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,275.00 - £20,189.00 Annually (Actual) ACAD 3 (10-13)

Learning Support Assistant Level 3 job summary

About HEART Academies Trust

HEART Academies Trust formed in 2017 and currently consists of one secondary school, Bedford Academy and three partner primary schools, Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown. Together we serve more than 2500 pupils aged from 2 to 18 years.

We are a non-profit making charitable company sponsored by the Harpur Trust, one of the largest charities in the UK. With a proven track-record in education through their ownership and management of four Harpur Trust private schools in Bedford and as a sponsor of Bedford Academy since its creation in 2010, they are the perfect partner to support HEART Academies Trust as we grow.

HEART Academies Trust supports continuity of education within the community. Adopting a ‘stronger together’ approach and a commitment to positive collaboration enables each academy within the Trust to celebrate what they already do well whilst providing opportunities to ensure continued development and improvement across all academies within the Trust.

What we offer

As part of HEART Academies Trust, staff are valued and supported, allowing them to contribute fully to the wider school community. Our commitment to staff development and wellbeing is paramount.

Flexible working options.

CPD pathways, career progression, secondment and shadowing opportunities.

£200 Refer a friend scheme, tech scheme and cycle to work scheme.

Employee assist programme.

Generous pension and a competitive salary.

Free gym, shower and parking facilities.

Free tea, coffee, breakfast and eye tests.

An exceptional ECT induction programme and support.

An open and collaborative working environment with an inclusive workplace

Regular training and development programmes and celebration of staff success.

Individual laptops for teaching staff.

An excellent catering provision.

A commitment to environmental sustainability.

What we’re looking for

To work under the guidance and direction of the Associate Deputy Head for Inclusion to implement agreed work programmes/intervention strategies in the classroom and assist the class teacher in evaluating their impact.

To work with class teachers to support effective planning to meet the needs of all children in the classroom.

To develop an agreed specialism to support an identified area of need in the school and support colleagues in development of practice in this area.

To provide teaching of small groups or cover of classes as and when required.

Position Details

35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term-time)

Monday to Friday 8:25 - 15:45 with 1/2 hour unpaid break - building up an additional 50 mins per week to cover an After School Club (30 minutes per week) and a 1 hour meeting once every 3 weeks.

Commitment to safeguarding

HEART Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer and therefore operates no restrictive policies in relation to age, sex or creed.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated as per statutory guidance.

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About Shackleton Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
476 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Shackleton Primary believes children thrive best in an environment where they feel happy, safe, valued and respected. They aim to ensure that students are motivated by learning and are offered the best opportunities that can be provided.

The school has a long history having been founded in 1928. It initially operated as an infant and junior school before becoming a lower school in 1974/1975 and a Primary in September 2013 for children aged 4 to 11 years.

Improvements are continually being made to the school’s facilities which include two halls, a nurture room, a computer suite, library and a large playing field with a Trim Trail Activity obstacle course. Ten new classrooms were added recently to accommodate Shackleton’s move to three form entry.

All children follow a broad and balanced curriculum. Great emphasis is placed on teaching basic skills required for reading, writing and mathematics in a structured and organised way and to ensuring the varying abilities of children are taken into account when teaching programmes are planned. Through great teaching and by providing a challenging, stimulating environment, Shackleton Primary aims to help each child reach a standard or personal achievement. Shackleton Primary was rated as a Good school by Ofsted in December 2013.

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