Teaching Assistant

Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3JT

10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

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Teaching Assistant job summary

Mounts Bay Academy is a caring and dynamic Academy where students are placed at the centre of everything we do. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to all our students, who are set challenging academic and personal targets and given the inspiration to succeed. We are proud of the integrated and inclusive support we provide to students, in particular those with special educational needs or on pupil premium.
We are seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to work with young people in our busy academy. The successful candidate will be approachable, calm, caring yet firm, have good ICT skills and experience of working with and supporting students. A high standard of literacy and numeracy is essential for this post, as is the enthusiasm to help raise the achievement levels of students.
Mounts Bay Academy embraces the use of new technologies, providing 1:1 iPad device for each child and an iPad Pro for each member of staff. We welcome applicants who are innovative in their use of IT and can develop their use as a strategy to raise standards across the curriculum.
In return we can offer:
• Excellent bespoke professional development
• Exceptionally well-resourced learning environment
• A friendly and caring whole academy community
Application forms and information packs are available via our school website or upon request by telephoning the Academy.

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About Mounts Bay Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1008 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01736 363240

Mounts Bay Academy is the hub for the central team of the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with 1007 students aged 11-16 years. The Mounts Bay school converted to Academy status in 2011 and a year later was awarded an outstanding grade in a full Ofsted Inspection. This allowed the organisation to apply to become a Teaching School called ‘Applied Minds’, now known as ‘Leading Edge Teaching School’, which has provided innovative CPD and ITT to schools across Cornwall. As part of this brief, the Academy is a hub for the Challenge Partners’ network.

The Academy has also successfully made bids to improve facilities over the last 5 years and there are now new changing rooms and Science laboratories, a new sports hall and an artificial sports pitch. In November 2017 the Academy was inspected by Ofsted to review its safeguarding arrangements and the HMI visitors noted that the Academy had a fully inclusive culture and provided excellent support for vulnerable students.

Mounts Bay Academy is an Apple Distinguished school and each student and staff member is provided with a mobile device to support learning. We believe that students should be prepared for the world in which they will live when they leave the Academy and strive daily to ensure that we update our knowledge accordingly.

This is an exciting time, with a new OFSTED framework, where we will be refocusing the leadership and developing our vision for World Class Education for Global Leaders.

We are looking for a professional with a spirit of adventure who understands that high academic standards and exciting learning can combine to change young people’s lives. I look forward to receiving your application for this important post. Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect candidates to share this commitment.

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