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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£18,986.77 - £20,422.61 Annually (Actual) Pathway 3 Point 9-13 Actual Salary - £18,986.77 - £20,422.61 (FTE £23,194 - £24,948)

Teaching Assistant for ASD and ADHD job summary

Teaching Assistant for ASH and ADHD

Contract:        Permanent   

Hours:             35 hours, 39 weeks per annum

Salary:            Pathway 3 Point 9-13 Actual Salary - £18,986.77 - £20,422.61 (FTE £23,194 - £24,948)

Closing date:  10 October 2023

Start:              ASAP

Please note the trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.  

About TDET 

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 sporting facilities.   

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.   

The Role 

Thomas Deacon Academy is looking to recruit a Specialist Teaching Assistant for ASD and ADHD to join their passionate and enthusiastic team. 

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. 

The Person 

You will: 

·         Be passionate and dynamic about children’s learning. 

·         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 approach. 

·         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. 

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About Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2406 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

School location

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