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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
37 hours per week (Term Time Only)
Contract type

Job summary

Job Description
Join us as a Teaching Assistant and you could be playing a key role in providing an invaluable programme of education for vulnerable students who present challenging behaviours.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will provide support for our students, ensuring that the education provision is of a high quality and that students are supported, motivated and challenged.

If you have the passion, resilience and determination to make a difference this really is a great opportunity to become part of a small team where you can see the impact your interventions are having. Join us and help change young people's lives for the better.

As a Teaching Assistant, your main accountabilities will include:

Working with individuals and groups of students, assisting in ensuring students are kept on task and complete activities set by the teacher.
Dealing with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher.
Delivering Special Educational Needs (SEN) interventions.
Helping to implement lesson plans, aims and contents with the teacher.
Providing feedback to students without reference to the teacher.
Taking small groups of students for defined activities.
Supporting and working with the teacher in testing/assessment.
Providing individual student and group counselling.
In addition you will:

Take responsibility for small groups during the temporary absence of a teacher.
Work externally to the school site, e.g. on trips, educational visits etc.
Supervise students at breaks and lunchtimes.
In conjunction with the teacher, liaise with parents on student progress.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
Education phase
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Contact phone number

About The Spires Academy

Company Description
The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

Academy sponsorship is about using partnerships to provide specific expertise and skills to enhance standards. Catch22, with our existing wide experience of alternative education provision, brings a focus on academic and behavioural improvement leading to re-integration back to mainstream provision up to Key Stage 2, infrastructure support, improvement to pastoral provision and greater focus on preparing young people for the world of work.

We look to increase access to one to one and mentoring opportunities through a mixture of off-site and extra curricular events in order to improve the self-esteem and self-confidence of learners.

Arranging a visit to The Spires Academy

Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time for a school visit.

School location

59-77 Sheep Street, Northampton, NN1 2NE

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