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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Contract: Between 32.5 - 37 hours per week are available, Permanent, Term Time + 5 days. Part time Contract: Between 32.5 - 37 hours per week are available, Permanent, Term Time + 5 days

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

Join Team FCAT

Are you a qualified Teaching Assistant at Level 2 or 3 or looking to start or build your career in education through a Level 2 or 3 TA apprenticeship?

TA3 qualified or apprenticeship

To develop our support at a specialist level to children in class or with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) in our schools, we have created a team of Learning Support Assistants to work in our primary and secondary schools. There are around 20 colleagues currently working in this team.

If you are already qualified at Level 3 or looking to develop your career further through a Level 3 TA apprenticeship - this is a great opportunity for you!

You will work in school to provide specialist support to children with an education, health and care plan across a range of needs; including working to support students’ emotional regulation and mental health and delivering specialist interventions.

TA2 qualified or apprenticeship

If you are already qualified at Level 2 or looking to develop your career through a Level 2 or 3 TA apprenticeship - this is a great opportunity for you!

Our team of TA2 colleagues support children in class or small groups within their learning, as well as working to support TA3 colleagues with specialist provision.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for colleagues who are passionate about supporting learning and building positive relationships with children with a range of needs and have or are looking to develop the specialist qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to do so.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

As part of this team, you will be initially and predominantly based in one school to support children, however there will be opportunities to work across schools or with different children.

The team provides a clear network for support, growth and development. This team will work closely with the class teachers, SENCo and teams in school as well as the trust’s SEND Director.

Working as a TA in school means you can support children to learn and develop; but also provides excellent career opportunities in Teaching Assistant as well as experience to apply for teacher training opportunities across the Trust.

  • Employment in a permanent role;
  • Membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) or Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employer contributions above 15%;
  • Free health support services for all staff including: access to an online GP appointments, physiotherapy, counselling, CBT, stress and anxiety coaching as well as advice on health, finance, legal matters.;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Free annual flu vaccine;
  • Blackpool Council travel discount;
  • Access to Childcare voucher scheme;
  • Free eye tests;
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities;
  • Commitment to our Team FCAT Work and Wellbeing Charter.

Further details about the role

How to apply:

To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at www.fcat.org.uk/job-vacancies

Please state in your application what opportunities you are interested in e.g. TA3 apprenticeship + TA2 role.

We have a number of posts available to join our central pool of staff to work across any of our FCAT primary/secondary schools.

Closing time and date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 22nd January 2024

For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Donna Cross, at donna.cross@fcat.org.uk

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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 Fylde Coast Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

Arranging a visit to Fylde Coast Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email donna.cross@fcat.org.uk.

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