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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Part time
30 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (12 Months)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,562 to £18,933 (S2 SCP 3-4) per annum
Actual salary
Pro rata £12,887.53 to £13,145.12 per annum

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School and Sixth Form College

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School is a Muslim faith-based secondary school and sixth form for 11 to 18 year old girls, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We are extremely proud to be one of the highest performing schools in the country, with the highest Progress 8 score nationally for our 2019 GCSE results. We have been graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in three consecutive inspections. Like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored classroom support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

GCSE in English and Maths at grades ‘C’ and above and NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant or equivalent.
Experience of working with children in a school setting.
Experience contributing to the development, monitoring and review of IEPs.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with pupils and other adults.
Knowledge of the secondary curriculum.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021 at midday
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Muslim, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
847 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0125454021

About Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College in Blackburn is an 800 place 11-18 girls’ secondary school, which includes a 200 place sixth form. It is a specialist humanities school. Like all Star schools, it also has “Leadership” as a specialism.

TIGHS was Star’s first school and has a strong history of excellence in every aspect of school life, achieving Ofsted “outstanding” on three consecutive occasions. In school league tables, TIGHS consistently ranks extremely highly on a range of attainment measures, including being the top school nationally for progress and overall performance in both 2017 and 2018.

Arranging a visit to Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01254 54021.

School location

Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7AD

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