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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 27.5hrs per week Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:30 Term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,854 - £27,030 - depending on qualifications

Actual salary

£16,541 - £17,293 - depending on qualifications

Pay scale

Grade 1C/3 - Grade 3/4 - depending on qualifications

What skills and experience we're looking for

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistants to support classes, small groups and pupils on a 1:1 basis. Applicants will be supporting teaching and learning in school. The duties will include assisting with classes, small groups and 1:1 with SEND pupils.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust. The successful candidate(s) will be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures.

You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly schools. The roles are exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children. The successful candidates will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team. There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive.

  • Work closely with staff in assisting in the day-to-day running of the school.

  • Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher

  • Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support

  • Provide supervisory support during break time.

  • Accompany classes on day and residential trips.

  • Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display.

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting the teacher with a variety of activities in the class

  • Experience of supporting children in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

  • Up to date knowledge and expertise in the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and supporting children in class and in the school

  • A commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all the children

  • Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice

  • An understanding of how children learn

  • Be familiar with and able to put into practice safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • An understanding of safeguarding

  • An ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of adults and children.

  • A concern and understanding for children

  • The ability to establish good relationships

  • The ability to use initiative when necessary

  • An awareness of Equal Opportunities

  • Qualities of sensitivity, humour, enthusiasm, thoroughness and confidentiality

  • Enjoy working in a team

What the school offers its staff

Informal conversations are welcomed and a visit to our school is encouraged. Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 020 8066 7130 #1015 or via email at recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

All candidates should apply via the LEO Academy Trust website and should detail how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.

Please be aware:

  • This role can only be worked in the UK from the location(s) provided and not from overseas.

  • For this role the Trust would not consider sponsoring a Certificate of Sponsorship/visa. Please note we are unable to offer advice on any Visa and Immigration cases.

  • Feedback will only be provided upon request if you attend an interview.

  • In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidelines, the Trust will use internet searches, including social media searches to perform pre- employment checks on candidates in the course of recruitment. The Trust will act in accordance with its data protection and equal opportunities obligations.

  • Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.

Reasonable adjustments

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role, or at

any stage of the recruitment process, please

  • contact the Recruitment team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

  • External candidates should also complete the appropriate section of the application form to tell us what changes or help you might need.

Safeguarding & Equal Opportunities

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For further information, please refer to our applicant guide on our website.

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.

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About Manor Park Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
702 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Manor Park Primary Academy is one of 7 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust. Located in Sutton, Manor Park is a three form primary school with morning and afternoon nursery. Manor Park was inspected by Ofsted in 2015 and was found to be outstanding. The inspectors found that "The school is a very welcoming community. Pupils receive an excellent quality of education as well as good emotional support. All pupils are quickly given very effective support to enable them to make maximum progress."

Arranging a visit to Manor Park Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

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