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  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    8 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,093.83 - £20,427.11 Annually (Actual) Pathway 3 Point 9 - 13 £19,093.83 - £20,427.11 (FTE £25,119 - £26,873)

Teaching Assistant job summary

Teaching Assistant

Contract:    Permanent

Hours:     32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week)

Salary:     Pathway 2 Point 4-8 Actual Salary - £16,106.50 - £17,313.60 (FTE £21,189 - £22,777)

Closing date:  22 April 2024

Start:    ASAP

Please note the trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.  

The Role

Thomas Deacon Academy is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join their passionate and enthusiastic team.

The successful candidate will have the ability to assist and work under the direction of the class teacher/Assistant Principal - SENDCo. They will be able to provide specialist learning support and aid the learning of pupils through clarifying and explaining instructions, ensuring the use of equipment and materials and to provide continuous encouragement and motivation.

Knowledge of the local and national learning strategies to enhance literacy and numeracy is key to this role along with the ability to effectively manage pupil behaviour in line with Academy policies.

The Person

You will:

         Be passionate and dynamic about children’s learning.

         Be enthusiastic about helping young people to succeed.

         Have the ability to form strong professional relationships with young people.

         Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young people.

The School

We are a vibrant and successful secondary school in Peterborough, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation. Thomas Deacon Academy believes that our young people should leave us as citizens that are fully equipped with the character and qualifications to take their place in the world. We place great emphasis on ensuring they experience a broad and balanced curriculum, with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, opportunities for them to develop their 'character' and a strong pastoral system to support them with life’s challenges Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice.

Why work for us?

We are part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust and we can offer you:

- Progression opportunities across the Trust

- Free access to onsite gym at Thomas Deacon Academy

- Continuous development, e.g. training, coaching

- Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations

- Cycle to work scheme

- A supportive ECT programme

- £250 Recommend a friend scheme

- Staff well-being initiatives, e.g. staff character awards, new staff breakfast, free fruit of the month, free refreshments.

- Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)

- Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme

- Mental health first aiders

Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education

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 Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2406 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

School location

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