Teaching Assistant for
ASH and ADHD
35 hours, 39 weeks per annum
Pathway 3 Point 9-13
Actual Salary - £18,986.77 - £20,422.61 (FTE £23,194 - £24,948)
Closing date: 10 October 2023
Please note the trust may decide to withdraw
the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to
the advert closing.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is a charitable
organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of
primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands. As
a newly formed multi-academy trust we strive to provide outstanding
teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone
to be the very best that they can be.
We put learners, and their learning, at the
heart of everything we do.
Thomas Deacon Academy
The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today
opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a
building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy
was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive
main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern,
light and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and
In September 2018, a new extension to the
existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form
study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.
Moving forward, our core purpose for the
Academy is: “To ensure that each student acquires the necessary knowledge,
skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as
a global citizen.”
The Academy’s core purpose is supported by
our six pillars of character which provide the foundations for our TDA Way.
Our character values are: Curiosity, Commitment, Courage, Compassion,
Confidence and Courtesy.
In September 2019, TDA received a very
positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted
commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the
academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and
students’ behaviour. The Sixth Form was graded as ‘Good’ and recognised as a
strength of the Academy. These aspects of the academy have been maintained
alongside the identified areas for development being addressed.
Thomas Deacon Academy is looking to recruit a
Specialist Teaching Assistant for ASD and ADHD to join their passionate and
The successful candidate will work with
teachers to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of
pupil(s) with ASD and ADHD, with the aim of narrowing the attainment gap they
have with their peers on entry to school. To give assistance to pupil(s) or
student(s) with ASD and/or ADHD so that they can access the curriculum,
participate in learning, experience a sense of achievement and develop
independence in learning and other aspects of school life.
Knowledge of the local and national learning
strategies to enhance literacy and numeracy is key to this role along with the
ability to effectively manage pupil behaviour in line with Academy policies.
· Be passionate and dynamic about
· Be enthusiastic about helping young
people to succeed.
· Have the ability to form strong
professional relationships with young people.
· Have high expectations for the
behaviour and academic progress of young people.
The Trust offers:
· Excellent salary package.
· Fantastic training/CPD
opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
· Opportunity for progression across
Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
· Use of Academy facilities
(including a gym and onsite car parking).
· Local Government pension scheme.
· An engaging, creative and welcoming
environment to learners who take pride in their school.
· An inclusive and collaborative
· A talented, highly motivated,
committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and
across the trust.
· An actively supportive Local
Governing Body and Trust leadership.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the
successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an
Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.