Teaching Assistant

The Cotswold Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Contract: Full Time, Term Time Only 32.50 hours per week over 5 days (26 hours per week, over 4 days considered) (core hours - 8.30am - 3.30pm)

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Pay (depending on qualifications & experience): Grade 3, Point 4 of the NJC Local Government Pay Scale (£19,264 FTE) or Grade 5, Point 11 of the NJC Local Government Pay Scale (£22,129 FTE)

Teaching Assistant job summary

Role: Teaching Assistant Reports to: SENDCO Contract: Full Time, Term Time Only 32.50 hours per week over 5 days (26 hours per week, over 4 days considered) (core hours - 8.30am - 3.30pm) Pay (depending on qualifications & experience): Grade 3, Point 4 of the NJC Local Government Pay Scale (£19,264 FTE) or Grade 5, Point 11 of the NJC Local Government Pay Scale (£22,129 FTE) Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2022 at 9am With immediate effect, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant with a flexible attitude to support the inclusion of students at KS3-5. The Teaching Assistant position will be working mainly in the classroom alongside the teacher and also supporting pupils during break and lunchtimes. An interest in and experience of working with young people with associated conditions of autism, social and emotional needs, cognitive and learning needs as well as physical needs would be helpful. Experience working within a school environment would be an advantage. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND QUALITIES: · The ability to work as part of a team to contribute to the quality of teaching and learning whilst supporting our students · To work with students individually or as part of a group and encourage interaction with others · Report back to teaching staff any issues or concerns with students and/or resources · To set challenging expectations to promote self- esteem and independence · A good communicator and team player WE CAN OFFER YOU: · The opportunity to be part of a dedicated team within a caring school environment · Opportunities to develop your career · Option to join a pension scheme with generous employee discount · Employee benefits including an Employee Assistance Programme & Cycle to Work scheme · Free onsite parking

Using the application form

Please do not use the TES or Gloucestershire County Council application
form. Please use The Cotswold School Application Form which can be
downloaded via our website
 Please complete the application form in full to ensure that full
consideration can be given to all candidates and to comply with legal
requirements relating to recruitment in schools
 Please do not include a CV or write ‘see CV’ in any sections on the form
 Please ensure that you include the title of the post that you are applying
for (Section 1)
 Please provide an explanation for any gaps in chronological dates relating
to education and employment history (Sections 4,5 & 6)
 If you are not writing a covering letter to submit with your application,
then please complete Section 10, in full
 Please provide full details of two referees (Section 11)
 Both declarations (Sections 15 & 16) must be signed and dated
 Once completed, please return your application form by email to Mrs H
Price, HR & Admin Manager, personnel@thecotswoldschool.co.uk
 If returning by post, please send to Mrs H Price, HR & Admin Manager, The
Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire GL54 2BD
 The closing date and time must be strictly adhered to
 All information given will be treated as confidential
The Cotswold School is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer and
welcomes applications from people with disabilities. If you require additional
help with our recruitment process, please contact Mrs H Price, HR & Admin
Manager (contact details above).

Supporting documents

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

About The Cotswold Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01451 820554

The Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, has earned an ‘Outstanding’ reputation as a popular and successful 11-18 comprehensive academy. It is an excellent place to teach, learn and develop; to share best practice and support the progression of fellow professionals and students.

At the heart of our school ethos is a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Our students thrive academically and personally, with opportunities to take part in musical performances and a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Inclusive values
The values of friendship and knowledge, symbolised on our school badge, underpin all our learning and development activities and also ensure that we support the wellbeing of our students and staff. A non-selective school, we have a fabulous parent and carer community, who are supportive of and engaged with their children’s learning.

Excellent outcomes
Thanks to excellent student outcomes, we are the second-highest ranked comprehensive in the South West; and in the UK’s top 30 non-selective co-educational secondary schools, in the influential Sunday Times Parent Power league tables. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four consecutive inspections.

Building the future
We continue to build on our success: we opened a Sixth Form centre in 2018 to support our thriving 16-18 provision; a fully refurbished theatre in 2019; and a £5.8 million 10-classroom space, new gymnasium and modernised science labs in 2021. Pupil intake increased by 30 places in Year 7 from September 2021.

Outstanding learning and development
Our ethos is simple: a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Children who learn with us thrive academically and personally, with opportunities to take part in a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; performances; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Aspirations and destinations
The great majority of our students stay with us into the Sixth Form and progress, in many cases, to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and a variety of other prestigious destinations.

Arranging a visit to The Cotswold Academy

If you are applying for a job with us, we encourage you to come and see the school for yourself
Contact Mrs H Price, HR and Admin Manager, if you have any questions about your application and to arrange a visit

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