7 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£15,857.00 - £16,389.00 Annually (Actual) £22737 to £23500 FTE. Pay award pending

Level 2 Teaching Assistant Fixed Term job summary

Who We Are:

Ormiston Meadows Academy (OMA) is a happy, supportive and caring place to be. We understand the demands of the education industry and enable a sensible approach to workload, and a calm and respectful environment.

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest non-for-profit multi-academy trusts in England. The successful candidates will be joining an academy chain which believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive.

OMA is a small, one form entry academy, which allows staff to build positive relationships with, and guide and support all our pupils. We are determined that every pupil be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

The successful candidates will align with our school values: Be your best, Expect the Best, Succeed, Together (BEST for short!) These are firmly embedded within our culture, and we are proud that our pupils demonstrate them daily.

We have a comprehensive professional development calendar and qualification opportunities are offered to all staff at all levels. They are delivered within the academy, via OAT or via accredited external providers.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic teaching assistants to join our highly dedicated SEND team. Duties will include in class support for SEND pupils to give them every opportunity to make expected progress by accessing the whole curriculum. Under the direction of the SENCO and teaching staff prepare individualised and/or differentiating teaching resources for use in class.

We are looking for individuals who have a very flexible and enthusiastic approach to suit the varying and sometimes complex needs of our pupils and be prepared to undertake any associated tasks as required. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator as they will need to liaise with parents and carers in a manner that will support SEND pupils in their learning. We are looking for people who can demonstrate commitment, energy, and drive to join our team and work to provide positive learning experiences for all our students.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working within any of the primary Key Stages – EYFS/KS1/KS2

  • Have a broad and balanced education and be able to evidence, via original certificates, that they hold Level 2 (or above) qualifications in Maths and English

  • Be able to address the needs of our pupils by supporting them in overcoming their barriers to learning

  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of emotional wellbeing and empathy for pupils, to understand their needs and respond accordingly

  • Be rigorous in maintaining high standards of behaviour and attitude and model this

  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence

  • Have the ability to use IT to a proficient standard

  • Have the ability to work well in a team and independently

What we offer:

  • Access to the Vivup employee benefits portal with discounts on supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel, etc.

  • Access to Vivup – Car Scheme

  • Many more well-being benefits are continually being launched via OAT & Vivup

  • Access to our Employee Counselling helpline – free and confidential

  • Supportive working environment where all staff are valued

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point

  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools

  • Excellent CPD opportunities

  • Onsite parking

  • Local Pension Scheme

  • Excellent facilities

The closing date for this post is Sunday 2nd June 2024

Interviews to be held Wednesday 12th June 2024

Ormiston Meadows Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

Visit us online at www.oatcareers.co.uk where you can find further information and details on how to apply. Please note that CV’s are not accepted.

More information about Ormiston Meadows Academy can be found on our website: Ormiston Meadows Academy website

Visits are welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01733 231008 to arrange a visit

This post is advertised in accordance with OAT recruitment and selection policy.

Canvassing any member of staff, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification.

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)
medical
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 Ormiston Meadows Academy

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

School location

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