4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 3, Points 24 – 28 (£22,891.55 - £25,735.61) Actual salary: £20,044.37 - £22,534.70

What skills and experience we're looking for

Harborne Academy are seeking to appoint a dedicated teaching assistant to assist and support with special needs. The role will include support in mainstream lessons and if required, personal care which could involve assistance with toileting and changing.

You will work with teaching staff to develop teaching resources to support the learning of students and you will raise the aspiration of students through coaching and mentoring.

This role would suit someone who is compassionate, caring and is committed to making a positive change to young people’s lives. This role involves working across a variety of different classes, so you need to be able to easily adapt and work with children of different levels/ needs. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a highly rewarding role, within an established setting.

You should have a flexible approach, be able to build a rapport with staff and students and be able to work under pressure. It would be desirable for if you should hold a teaching assistant qualification or relevant degree and have experience of working within a classroom setting and providing personal care.

What the school offers its staff

  • Excellent modern facilities
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • A vibrant and exciting academy which is culturally and ethnically diverse
  • Members of the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
  • A highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • 1 paid absence staff day per academic year
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme, Virtual GP, Stress Coaching

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@harborneacademy.co.uk

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About Harborne Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
595 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Harborne Academy students have access to brilliant teaching and a wealth of fantastic extracurricular experiences from the moment they start in Year 7 to when they leave us in Year 11, ready to start the next chapter of their education. We place literacy and a love of reading at the heart of our curriculum and have a fantastic library and cosy reading room to support our students to read in a comfortable environment. We make sure that students are nurtured to reach their full academic potential with support for those who need it and we offer an ambitious and challenging curriculum to stretch our students and ensure high aspirations. We are lucky to have the University of Birmingham on our doorstep and we take full advantage of the opportunities they can offer our students through mentoring and lectures to stretch our most able students. The academy values the arts and invests within these faculties through their facilities, equipment and staffing. One of our investments is in the Hippodrome Education Network (HEN) which allows us to provide our students exposure to professional workshops, as well as live action shows at the theatre, and a cultural capital that can rival any other. As a result, the Performing Arts faculty is going from strength to strength and students’ talents are showcased in a variety of performances throughout the year, including a musical extravaganza in the summer term. The Creative Arts faculty is not left behind with our new kiln allowing us to offer our very popular pottery lessons. Students can also now enjoy 3D Design in the curriculum and have access to a laser cutter and 3D printer within the Design Technology department. Alongside all of this, there are state-of-the-art facilities available including a gym, sports hall, 3G pitch, which are regularly used by all students for lessons and enrichment sessions.

Arranging a visit to Harborne Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email farrah.ahmed@harborneacademy.co.uk.

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