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  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,588.80 - £22,762.71 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant L1-3 depending on experience job summary

The Opportunity

  • Support teaching and learning at the GPUTC in order to raise the standard of students’ achievements, particularly in literacy and numeracy
  • Work with individuals and small groups of students, inside and outside of the classroom and during catch up programmes
  • Make appropriate arrangements within the classroom for students with additional needs
  • Establishing constructive relationships with students and interact with them in a professional way, according to individual needs
  • Support pastoral staff building relationships with families of SEND students
  • Contributing to the class teacher’s planning for individuals on the SEND list
  • Establishing and maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers by supporting their role in students' learning, providing constructive feedback on students' progress and achievements and facilitating their support for students' attendance
  • Attending formal meetings during contracted hours to discuss students’ progress with parents and other professionals as part of the relevant staff group
  • Administering routine tests and invigilate exams for students with additional needs
  • Attend to student’s individual physical needs, including specified health and hygiene matters. Depending on the needs of the child, this may include: supporting with mobility, toileting, administering medication, feeding and drinking. Where appropriate , this will be undertaken with advice and/or training from health professionals

The Ideal Candidate

  • Good educational background with GCSE or equivalent in English Language and Maths
  • Level 2 or above Teaching Assistant qualification or willingness to work towards this
  • Experience of supporting children in a classroom environment, including those with a range of learning needs or challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working with children across all key stages with evidence of having achieved successful pupil outcomes
  • Awareness of child protection issues
  • You will also be a strong team player and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, students, parents, and other outside agencies
  • Proven administrative experience
  • Knowledge of using different IT software such as Microsoft Office, and Email
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic who can be a committed and reliable member of our team

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Extensive CPD opportunities both within GPUTC and the wider trust
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Reduced staff membership to the facilities at Academy Leisure, Sawtry
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities
  • Generous sick pay and annual leave

GPUTC is a small but growing school where every member of staff makes a profound difference to children’s life chances. GPUTC is particularly proud of the most recent Ofsted report where in October 2022 it was graded ‘Good’ in all areas The Ofsted report stated that:

  • Pupils behave well. They say they want to learn
  • Leaders are ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • The curriculum is well designed, and the content progressively builds upon pupils’ prior learning. This allows pupils, including sixth-form students, to develop important knowledge and skills over time.
  • Teachers have expert knowledge. They use subject-specific language. Pupils confidently use this language when talking about their learning.
  • Pupils respond well to leaders’ clear expectations of behaviour. As soon as they join the school, pupils feel well supported and build strong relationships with other pupils.
  • Leaders provide opportunities for pupils, including those in the sixth form, to engage with employers, UTC sponsors and local universities. This gives them a solid foundation upon which to plan their next steps.

GPUTC is part of the Meridian Trust, a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities. Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 29 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff.

To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

If you would like to join an Academy demonstrating a serious commitment to impact pupil progress, we welcome your application.

Closing date for applications: 23/06/2024

Interviews will take place: TBC

Applications will be reviewed as received and the school reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the application deadline.

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as social media checks.

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 Greater Peterborough UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
468 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Set in the heart of Peterborough on a beautiful campus shared with the Peterborough College and the University Centre Peterborough, The Greater Peterborough UTC is a school for 11-19 Year olds (from Sept 21) who want to pursue their passion for STEM. We focus on our learners, their destinations and their outcomes, a small enough setting to know all our learners by name. We offer a bespoke learner journey full of STEM enrichment, career interviews and guidance to ensure that all our learners are armed with the knowledge, skills and behaviour to pursue their career of choice in a STEM setting.

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