40 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    4 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Part time
Part time (term time only) 22.5 hours per week (4.5 hours per day with half hour unpaid lunchbreak) from 9am till 2pm
Contract type
Fixed term (to 31 August 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary
Level 2 NJC 3-5 (£9,507 - £9,891 per annum actual salary)

Job summary

Highfields Spencer Academy - Littleover, Derby

Level 2 Teaching Assistant – 1:1 Support

Part time (term time only) 22.5 hours per week (4.5 hours per day with half hour unpaid lunchbreak) from 9am till 2pm

Fixed term contract – Initially for one year

Level 2 NJC 3-5 (£9,507 - £9,891 per annum actual salary)

Required as soon as possible

A chance to join our amazing Rainbow School!

Do you want to be part of a new team in a beautiful new school which opened in September 2020?

Can you help to give our children the best start possible?

Will you bring imagination and excitement to provide our children with magical memories and help us give every child in our school the opportunity to help realise that they are a rainbow of possibilities?

Highfields Spencer Academy is a brand new academy, part of the Spencer Academies Trust, which opened in September 2020 and you could be part of the team shaping it as we grow! This is a unique opportunity to work with us to create a great experience for our pupils’ right from the beginning. We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring Teaching Assistant who will support a child with SEND:

Hours will be: 9am till 2pm (4.5 hours per day) with half hour unpaid lunchbreak

We are looking for a practitioner who:

Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Is motivated and passionate to achieve the very best for the children in our care and makes a genuine difference
Can demonstrate they have the experience and deep understanding of the relevant year group
Makes learning visible through inquiry and can make learning fun
Takes their own initiative to assess and evaluate pupils’ needs
Is ready to learn themselves and grow with us
Has excellent communication skills and a sense of humour
Wants to be involved in everything!
What can we offer you?

Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues
A place where you will feel valued for your hard work
A growing learning community with opportunities to learn from others and through research
Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
Networking opportunities for staff all

Applying for the job

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at www.satrust.com/vacancies

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
64 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Highfields Spencer Academy

SAT is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 16000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 16 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

School location

Tutbury Avenue, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 3UX

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