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This job expired on 23 April 2024

  • Start date details

    pending recruitment clearances

  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible, job share, term time: We have the following types of contracts available: permanent; temporary; job-share/ part-time and supply. A standard working week is 32.5 hours at Ash Trees Academy. A standard working week is 37 hours at Portland, Barbara Priestman and Hope Wood Academy

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

Please see advert text

What skills and experience we're looking for

What we need:

• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs

• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.

• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools

• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people

• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself

• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum

• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do

• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families

• Excellent career development and progression opportunities

Comprehensive induction programme

• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust

• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working

• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally

• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process

• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

Further details about the role

We are looking now to recruit to our current vacancies and those which will be available to start in September 2024.

We have the following types of contracts available: permanent; temporary; job-share/ part-time and supply.

Salary informationTA2s (Teaching Assistants) - based at Barbara Priestman, Portland or Hope Wood Academy

Hours/ weeks: 37hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)

Salary: Grade D £20,669 - £21,015 actual paid salary for working 37 hours per week/ 39 weeks per year

TA2s (Teaching Assistants) - based at Ash Trees Academy

Hours/ weeks: 32.5hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)

Salary: Grade D £18,153 - £18,451 actual paid salary for working 32.5 hours per week/ 39 weeks per year

TA1s (Care Assistants) -based at Barbara Priestman, Portland or Hope Wood Academy

Hours/ weeks: 37hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)

Salary: Grade C £19,998 - £20,330 actual paid salary for working 37 hours per week/ 39 weeks per year

TA1s (Care Assistants) -based at Ash Trees Academy

Hours/ weeks: 32.5hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)

Salary: Grade C £17,572 - £17,855 actual paid salary for working 32.5 hours per week/ 39 weeks per year

Supply contracts hourly rates:TA2s - £12.18 - £12.38 (holiday plusage also added to the hourly rate shown)TA1s - £11.79 - £11.98 (holiday plusage also added to the hourly rate shown)

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)
medical
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.

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About Portland Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
190 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

We cater for approximately 168 students between the ages of 11 and 19 who experience severe learning difficulties and profound, multiple and complex medical needs. A growing number of our pupils also have an Autistic spectrum condition. Portland offers co-educational day provision to pupils from a catchment area which covers the city of Sunderland and beyond.

The academy is able to offer a number of part time or assessment placements for identified pupils.

Portland Academy is part of ‘The Ascent Academies’ Trust’, a multi-academy trust which currently consists of 5 special schools across Sunderland, Durham and Stockton. This partnership provides us with a wealth of experience and knowledge and opens up many opportunities for working together to improve outcomes for our pupils.

The school has excellent facilities, including a social café, therapy pool, sensory room, OT Room, woodland walk, outdoor adventure area and bike track. These, together with a relevant, progressive and challenging curriculum delivered and supported by committed staff, enables us to offer a wonderful range of varied opportunities to enrich our pupils’ lives.

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