Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
36.66 Hours per week Monday to Friday
Contract type
£19698 - £20903

Job summary

“You are rightly proud that The Marlborough Science Academy is a caring, welcoming school in which pupils are safe and learn in a calm environment.” OFSTED
Maintained as a “Good” School in February 2018

Level 3 Assistant Teacher
The Marlborough Science Academy
St Albans Herts AL1 2QA
36.66 hours per week Monday – Friday Term Time only
Permanent contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen at our oversubscribed and rated "good" academy for students from 11 to 19 years of age, for a Level 3 (qualified or working towards) Assistant Teacher to work as part of our Specialized Learning Faculty to support our Rapid Progress Intervention Program and to lead, advise and support in an area of SEN Specialism. We are looking for an individual with strong classroom skills and SEN experience and knowledge, who can support, motivate and inspire students who need specific help to overcome barriers to learning in a mainstream educational setting. You will need to be a team player but also be able to work independently, show great flexibility, creativity and have outstanding communication and organisation skills.
You will collaborate with teachers in planning and delivering programs of teaching and learning activities for classes, groups or individuals. The primary focus is to undertake educational activities with individuals, groups and whole classes within a framework agreed with and under the overall direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. You will work alongside the lead teacher in administrating and delivering our Rapid Progress Intervention to achieve measurable student progress. You will work with both individual students and small groups to deliver interventions.
You will have a specialized knowledge in an SEN area that you can take the lead in to deliver training and awareness to SEN colleagues and teaching staff and also an Autism Education Trust qualification or equivalent, preferably at tier 3 with experience of speech and language needs.If not already qualified, we will expect to support previous experience or enthusiasm for an SEN specialism with a formally recognized training and qualification.
This role will start as soon as possible and will be subject to a six month probationary period. The salary for this role is H4, for 36.66 hours per week 38 weeks per annum. There may be a requirement to work some additional inset days by mutual agreement. These would be paid as extra hours. Working hours 8.30am - 4.30pm Mon to Fri term time with a 40 minute unpaid break per day.

The school supports and promotes the safeguarding of children and is an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview. This vacancy will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of the right to work in the UK.
Personal Specification form and Application form to be forwarded to Ann Tyson, HR Assistant by email by close date and time.

Additional allowances

Outer Fringe £626

Applying for the job

Please complete the Application form and Personal Specification form and email to Ann Tyson, HR Assistant at

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1284 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About The Marlborough Science Academy

To learn more about what it is like to work at our school please see our recruitment film at

Arranging a visit to The Marlborough Science Academy

If you would like to visit our school please contact Ann Tyson HR Assistant on 01727 731 395

School location

Watling Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2QA

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