Teaching Assistant Broadoak Academy, Weston-Super-Mare

Job description

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our supportive and talented team at Broadoak Academy We are a diverse multi-academy trust, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning.

The hours for this role are 32 hours per week, Monday - Friday, actual hours to be discussed.

What we are looking for:
To be successful in the post, we are looking for a Teaching Assistant to assist in the educational, personal and social development of designated students under the direction and guidance of the Principal, SENCO and/or Inclusion Lead and class teachers. Support students to enable them to access the curriculum, completely engage with their learning and achieve their full potential. Deliver measurable impact on student attainment as well as social and emotional well-being.

Please download the full job description and person specification via the CLF careers website.

Your opportunity:
Not only will you be working within one of our fantastic academies, but you will be a part of a diverse Federation working alongside professional and inspirational people. The Cabot learning Federation are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for every young person we educate which you can be a part of. You will have access to our generous benefits package including excellent annual leave entitlement, access to our pension scheme and a number of other well-being benefits. You will be working within a large multi-academy trust which provides dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to gain experience within other departments and CLF functions.

About the Cabot Learning Federation
The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies and eight primary academies, an all through provision, Digitech Studio School and a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and two secondary phases.

Broadoak Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). The Cabot Learning Federation is a mature academy group in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies and eight primary academies, an all through provision, Digitech Studio School and a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and two secondary phases. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application.

Essential educational requirements

Good literacy and numeracy competency with a minimum of 5 GCSE (including Maths and English at grade C or above), or other equivalent qualifications. 

NVQ for Teaching Assistants level 2 or above, working towards or commitment to undertake the qualification.  

Appropriate first aid qualification or willingness to undertake training (where relevant). 

Essential qualifications

Good literacy and numeracy competency with a minimum of 5 GCSE (including Maths and English at grade C or above), or other equivalent qualifications. 

NVQ for Teaching Assistants level 2 or above, working towards or commitment to undertake the qualification.  

Appropriate first aid qualification or willingness to undertake training (where relevant). 

Essential skills and experience

Excellent standard of oral and written communication skills and ability to understand and convey complex needs and information. 

Good organisational skills. 

Excellent interpersonal skills. 

Have empathy and excellent listening skills. 

Good working knowledge of IT for own planning and to support students.  

Proven experience of working effectively with SEND students, students with additional needs and/or disabilities on an individual basis or in groups. 

Experience of planning and evaluating learning activities. 

Demonstrable experience of working effectively with parents/carers of young people and external agencies.  

Employee benefits

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:

As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to our pension scheme - Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programmes
Health and wellness sessions and discounts.
Secured discounts for staff at a number of gyms in the local area.
Flu Jabs
Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity
Comprehensive Induction process
Competitive salaries which are reviews annually
Cycle to Work Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Generous annual leave entitlement for staff who work all year round


About Broadoak Academy

Address
Windwhistle Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 4NP
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy