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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

F9 to F11

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge & Experience


  • A good standard of general education, normally evidenced by qualifications at ‘A’ Level or equivalents

  • Previous experience of working with children in an educational setting

  • Good interpersonal skills with both adults and children

  • Some knowledge of basic ICT applications

  • Sufficient knowledge, expertise, and awareness of the pupils’ curriculum to work effectively as part of a professional team.

  • Understanding and respecting the learning styles and preferences of pupil(s) and using this knowledge to support the pupil(s) when working on their own or in groups.

  • Ability to contribute constructively to a team.

  • Understanding of Academy roles in relation to pupils’ pastoral support.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Systematic approach to work and the ability to prioritise.

  • Ability to self-evaluate personal learning needs and engage with staff development opportunities.

  • Understanding and respect for confidentiality in relation to all issues connected with the role.

  • To be a confident decision maker, with the ability to solve problems and show initiative in a range of situations.

Personal Qualities

  • Team player

  • Adaptability and a willingness to evolve practices

  • Commitment to whole staff, faculty, and other meetings

  • Creative

  • Reflective Practitioner.

  • Commitment to inclusive education

  • Stamina, drive, energy, enthusiasm, and determination to succeed.

  • Commitment to excellence and high expectations

  • Sense of humour

What the school offers its staff

Why Choose us?

Lawn Manor Academy is part of the Ascend Learning Trust (ALT) based in Swindon. We offer a fantastic benefits scheme, with discounts on food and clothes retailers, to holidays and cinema with online fitness and recipes from Hello Fresh. Our school is set in the beautiful Lawn Manor Woods in Old Town Swindon.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.

  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.

  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.

  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.

  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.  

  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.

  • A successful ECT support program.

  • Onsite parking.

  • Pension Scheme.

  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.

  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust 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. Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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About Lawn Manor Academy

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

Lawn Manor Academy is a rewarding and friendly environment to work in with staff who always put the children first and are dedicated to ‘Inspiring and Creating Futures for All’. The school itself has undergone a period of rapid change over the last few years and this post is an opportunity to shape the school as we enter our next chapter.

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are an established team consisting of Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers and three Assistant Headteachers.

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