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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: Working Hours: 32.5 hours a week - Term Time only plus 5 inset Days (working 39 weeks) 12-month contract end 31st August 2025 6-month contract end 14th February 2025 Working Hours: 26 hours a week - Term Time only plus 5 inset Days (working 39 weeks) Ends 20th December 2024

Contract type

Fixed term - Multiple Contracts, see adverts

Full-time equivalent salary

G2, SCP 8-10, FTE £22,367-£22,737 - Pay Award Pend

What skills and experience we're looking for

Blackfriars Academy are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our school. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with SEN pupils and you will work under the direct instruction of teaching staff providing specific support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom. Work may be undertaken in the classroom or outside the main teaching area and will include personal care of the students including the administration of medication and manual handling. This rewarding role will contribute enormously to the children in our school offering them the life chances that they deserve. Our students are hard-working, polite and extremely resilient so the role will be one filled with joy … and hard work!

Blackfriars Academy is a very special place to be educated. We have a learning community of approximately 120 students aged between 11-19 and over 90 staff all working towards the goal of supporting students with profound and complex, or moderate or severe learning needs and profound and complex needs to reach their potential. We are special because we provide an outstanding educational experience for a vast range of needs in a supportive and caring atmosphere where students blossom in our inclusive environment.

What the school offers its staff

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Our Special settings cater for children and young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs from children with profound medical needs and life limiting conditions, those with severe, moderate and sensory needs through to young people with social emotional and mental health needs that require support and understanding to help them to navigate their world.

Whether you are a teacher, a teaching assistant, a healthcare professional or work in facilities, admin or operations all of our Special Schools offer you the opportunity to work within an establishment that has a ‘family’ feel that puts the children, young people and their families at the heart of what they do.

All the pupils within our Special Schools have an individualised education and are educated in small classes and groups with enhanced support to ensure that all of their needs are met. There is nothing more rewarding than being part of a team that supports a child or young person with Special Educational Needs to reach their goals. You truly will make a difference to the life of a young person and their family.

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 Blackfriars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
118 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

At the outstanding rated Blackfriars Academy we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for children with a wide range of special educational needs aged 10 to 16. Ours is a welcoming school where each student is supported to develop a positive sense of self-worth and discover all that they can achieve.

Our committed staff team is what makes us exceptional. We expect them to continually build on their expertise and experience so they can offer the best possible opportunities to students in their care.

The broad and balanced curriculum we offer allows students to follow the National Curriculum, as well as working towards a range of externally accredited schemes tailored to their individual needs. We work with students to nurture their skills in vocational and leisure activities so they can build their capacity and capability to live and work as adults within our society.

As a school judged to be outstanding, we are also able to lead a Teaching School Alliance. This allows us to share the skills and expertise of our school with mainstream schools and Higher Education institutes and others in the local community to help create an increasingly inclusive society.

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