Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,310 - £21,323

What skills and experience we're looking for

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Possess experience in a similar role in schools or a demonstrable aptitude for the position.
  • Be a conscientious and dedicated professional with a commitment to ensuring educational opportunity for all.
  • Show evidence of, or willingness for, continuing professional development.
  • Have an understanding of the structure of the secondary school curriculum.
  • Be well organised and an effective time manager.
  • Possess the ability to work with a wide range of young people exhibiting differing learning and emotional needs.
  • Have an interest or experience of working with students who have specific learning needs such as Autism, ASC or Dyslexia.

People, Relationships and Communications

  • Be committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian vision in the Academy.
  • Be able to relate to all students and staff in a positive and constructive way.
  • Be part of a whole Academy team which seeks and develops a variety of opportunities to support and work with students.
  • Have qualities which earn the trust and respect of students, staff, parents and governors.
  • Possess integrity, optimism, credibility, resilience, calmness and a sense of proportion.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to build constructive working relationships with local schools and colleges, employers and the local authority.
  • Appreciate the balance between academic and social development of young people, needed to create an outstanding school.

What the school offers its staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a welcoming, talented and highly motivated team in an Academy judged by OFSTED to be outstanding. We require a Secondary Teaching Assistant who will support the learning needs of students who require assistance in accessing the curriculum or who need additional challenge in order to extend their learning.

Wren Academy Enfield is the second school of the Wren Academies Trust. Having successfully opened in September 2021 with a first cohort of Year 7 students.

Wren Academy Enfield is jointly sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Berkhamsted School. This new school has been closely modelled on the successful Wren Academy Finchley which has a strong sporting tradition with high standards of involvement and conduct.

Wren Academy Finchley quickly developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as well as enabling students to make excellent progress as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 100 schools nationally. Since opening, the school has been awarded three outstanding Ofsteds and two outstanding SIAMs reports. All the factors that have led to the notable success so far are being put in place to ensure similar outcomes at Wren Academy Enfield.

We wish to appoint a colleague to this role who has:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Experience of supporting students with a range of individual needs

Further details about the role

  • To support the learning needs of students who require assistance in accessing the curriculum or who need additional challenge in order to extend their learning.
  • To work with students in classroom, small group and one to one scenarios.
  • To carry out administration in the Individual Needs department as directed by the Head of Department. This will include the drafting of Personal Learning Plans.
  • To administer spelling and reading tests and other assessments and to invigilate in examinations as directed by the Head of Department.
  • To liaise with the educational psychologist, external agencies and teaching staff regarding programmes for individual children.
  • To support students in their work with outside agencies (e.g. during visits from the speech therapist).
  • To carry out behavioural programmes as directed by the Head of Department.
  • To maintain records of work done by individual students and report to the Head of Department on progress in line with Academy systems.
  • To play a full part in the activities of the Individual Needs department and attend meetings needed to review students’ progress as required.
  • To liaise with parents as appropriate.
  • To take part in the Academy’s staff duty rota.
  • To take part in the Academy’s enrichment programme.
  • To assist in the organisation of teaching resources and display materials.


  • To continue personal development as agreed in performance management.
  • To engage actively in the performance review process.
  • To address the performance management targets set by the line manager.
  • To oversee staff performance management and training and to maintain training records.

  • To play a full part in the life of the Academy community, to support its distinctive aim, ethos and policies, and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • To support the Academy in meeting its legal requirements as a Church School.
  • To have a record of excellent health, attendance and punctuality.

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)
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.

Applying for the job

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About Wren Academy Enfield

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
735 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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