Teaching Assistant

Edgar Wood Academy, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 6XH

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£20,852 - £23,023 FTE

Actual salary

£18,016 - £19,891

Teaching Assistant job summary

Required: September 2022

Salary: The post will be paid on support staff salary scale point 8-13 (£20,852 - £23,023)
Actual for term time is £18,016 - £19,891)

Permanent, Term Time : 37 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant in a new school which opened its doors in September 2021 and which serves the local community in Middleton and Heywood. This role would suit a person with experience and a passion for working with children aged 11-16 with SEND, behaviour, social emotional and mental health issues. We are an expanding school, with an intake of 120 places from September 2021, followed by a further 180 places offered for September 2022. We want to employ enthusiastic teaching and support staff that will grow with the school.

We are based in a temporary site in the grounds of Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus whilst the new school is completed. From September 2022, Year 7 and Year 8 students at Edgar Wood Academy will be the first to experience our new school building in Bowlee, Middleton, with its modern state-of the-art facilities, designed to allow our students to flourish academically, culturally and artistically.

To work at Edgar Wood Academy, you must aspire to be an outstanding colleague. You must be willing to share and learn. We wish to appointment someone who will help us to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in the borough.

In return we promise a supportive and enjoyable working environment and the resources needed to carry out the role to the highest standards, including a bespoke professional development programme to support you with your future career aspirations.

Closing Date : Friday 8th July 2022

Candidates will be shortlisted and given interviews as we receive applications

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Applying for the job

1. Complete the Altus Education Partnership application form

2. Provide a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 paper

Send your application by email to recruitment@altusep.com

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About Edgar Wood Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 900 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0161 676 9620

Edgar Wood Academy is a brand-new school commissioned by the DFE to serve the community of Middleton and Heywood. Our vision is to help our students realise their potential through a culture of high standards and academic success, strong and consistent behaviour expectations and mutual respect. Our aim is to inspire and engage all pupils, regardless of prior attainment or social background.

You will be joining our school at an incredibly exciting stage, being part of the team that is building the school from its foundations, helping to create the ethos, values and culture. At Edgar Wood Academy we believe in strong discipline, which allows our teachers to teach and our students to learn. We value each individual child in our school and recognise that each has different talents and gifts, which we will nurture over the course of their school journey. We will help each student to develop, both personally and academically, so that they have the knowledge, skills and cultural capital to progress to an aspirational career, a fulfilling life and make a positive contribution to their local community.

From September 2022 the school moves to its permanent accommodation that covers the areas of Bowlee, Langley, Middleton and Heywood. Students will enjoy a state-of-the-art building, with excellent facilities and resources, boasting stunning views of the local countryside, yet with easy access to transportation links.
As part of the Edgar Wood Academy team, you would have the unique opportunity to shape and develop a curriculum which will capture students’ interests, provoke serious thinking and develop their intellectual curiosity. You will develop your own practice through our excellent professional development programmes and have access to high quality support and induction as you begin your journey with us. This post is suitable for ECTs as our team of experienced middle leaders have extensive experience in supporting Early Career Teachers through induction.

To work at Edgar Wood Academy, you must aspire to be an outstanding colleague, willing to share, learn and keep abreast of current research. Enjoy working as a team and thrive on the challenge of working and contributing to the successful establishment of a new school. Be someone who will help us to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in the borough. In return, we promise a supportive and enjoyable working environment, and the resources needed to carry out the role to the highest standards.

I am incredibly excited and privileged to be the Headteacher at Edgar Wood Academy and together, we will work hard to ensure that we deliver a world-class education to the students and community we are proud to serve.

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