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  • Closing date

    31 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,901.00 - £18,558.00 Annually (Actual) OAT Grade 2 , SCP 3-5 (FTE £20,812 - £21,575)

Teaching Assistant job summary

Job title:                              Teaching Assistant

Salary:                                  OAT Grade 2, SCP 3-5, £17,901 - £18,558 Pro rata (FTE £20,812 - £21,575)

Contract weeks:               Term Time, working 39 weeks; Term time, plus 5 x INSET days

Hours of work:                  37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm & Friday 8am to 3.30pm

Reporting to:                     SENCO

Purpose of the role; Academy based

To support teachers by helping to supervise activities in the classroom to enhance the learning of the student with SEND.  The support may be provided in groups or on a 1 to 1 basis. The role of a teaching assistant in the Academy is vital in helping students improve their literacy and numeracy skills and to ensure compliance with the SEN Code of Practice.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

·       To work under the direction of the Teaching Staff, SENCO.

·       Work with individuals or small groups of students in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff.

·       Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities to students’ responses as appropriate.

·       Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher.

·       Support independent learning and inclusion of all students.

·       May work with individual students with special educational needs and/or with students for whom English is not their first language.

·       Provide feedback to students in relation to attainment and progress under the direction of the teacher.

·       May assist with the development of individual development plans for students e.g. SSPs

·       To plan and deliver enrichment sessions to support SEN students.

·       Monitor progress of provisions.

·       Commitment to safeguarding in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

 Key Tasks

·       To maintain a high profile and promote a high standard of behaviour around the school in lesson and unstructured time.

·       To prepare paperwork and attend meetings (internal and external) as required.

·       To support SEN students during unstructured times.

·       To support with exam invigilation and break time supervision.

·       May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.

·       To monitor and check that banks of work in the inclusion zone are up to date and suitable for the students when needed.

·       Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and responding to individual needs

·       Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities.

·       Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources.

This job description sets out the key outcomes required.  It does not specify in detail the activities required to achieve these outcomes.

Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.

Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Performance management

To participate in the Academy’s arrangements for performance management, professional development, quality assurance and internal verification.

General responsibilities

To have due regard at all times to the Academy’s policies, organisation and arrangements for Health & Safety at Work.

Become a recognised First Aider, to provide First Aid if needed.

To provide a high-quality service to students, parents, visitors and staff, working as a member of a team and providing cover and support to colleagues as necessary.

To make effective use of the Academy’s technology and procedures, taking care to seek best value in activities that have a financial impact.

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the academy.

To undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as the Principal may from time to time reasonably determine.

Person Specification:

NVQ Level 2 in related area, or equivalent experience, Math's and English GCSE level C or equivalent level 2 key skills.  Ability to engage constructively and relate to young people, and establish positive relationships with staff, students and parents.  Ability to promote and demonstrate positive values, attitudes and behaviours and be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and ability  to deal with complex and challenging behaviour.  Able to effectively communicate and keep calm under pressure,  Competent use of ICT and an understanding of the education system, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safeguarding .  Work at all times in line with the academies polices and procedures.


All staff are part of a whole Academy team.  Each individual is required to support the values and ethos of the Academy and Academy priorities as defined in the Academy Improvement Plan.  This will mean focusing on the needs of colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a busy and sometimes pressurised environment.

In line with KCSIE 2023, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of due diligence checks.

Due to the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of Criminal Record Disclosure to be undertaken.  Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and if so, for which offences.  This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4, (2), of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.  Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Academy.  The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

In order to support the safeguarding work undertaken here at the academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.

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About Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1011 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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