Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)

Da Vinci Academy, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4ET

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    9 January 2023

  • Closing date

    6 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

NJC 7-12 (£22,369 - £24,496 FTE) (£19,297.62 - £21,133 Pro Rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant) to offer in class support (supporting a named student and the class). You will be an excellent classroom support practitioner with the skills and determination to ensure exciting learning and outstanding progress for students of all abilities. You will possess the energy and enthusiasm to share good practice and to achieve a high standard of education for students leading to excellent outcomes. The successful applicant will work as part of a dedicated team who have a real passion for supporting our students to achieve their very best.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has high expectations of pupil progress
  • is passionate about education and developing a love of learning in students
  • has the skills to work collaboratively with the learning support and teaching team
  • can build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents
  • is willing to embrace or bring new ideas to the Academy
  • has a commitment to developing their own skills

What the school offers its staff

“Leaders are considerate of staff’s workload and promote staff’s well-being.”

In return we can offer brilliant development from experienced leaders and one of the most supportive staff cultures that you could hope to be part of. We are family oriented and recognise a life outside of work whilst being determined to do everything we can as professionals in support of our students. Individual and academy team ambition go hand in hand. LEAD Trust support and career development are a given.

“Staff fully support leaders’ vision for the school’s continued improvement.”

A drive to continue the ongoing improvement trajectory of our academy is a given and this role will support our determination to continue building positive attitudes to learning by all students. Ambitious team players with a good sense of humour are welcome. Our team goes above and beyond to support each other and our students so it is critical that this aligns with the candidate’s own values and ethos. Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to their own professional development and should be looking forward to ongoing development of their own practice and that of the academy team as part of our collaborative and supportive Trust offer.


Further details about the role

Further information about the role, including the full job description and job specification can be found in the Candidate Information Pack on our website.

Commitment to safeguarding

Da Vinci Academy adopts a rigorous Safer Recruitment Policy which is followed for every appointment.

If you are invited to interview, your suitability to work with children will be explored.

If you are then successful at interview, an offer of employment will be made. This offer will be subject to the L.E.A.D Multi-Academy Trust Receiving:

  • Satisfactory background checks e.g. Enhanced DBS check and Prohibition Check
  • Satisfactory References
  • Proof of Eligibility to work in the UK

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About Da Vinci Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
666 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01332 831515

Arranging a visit to Da Vinci Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jenny.linthwaite@davinciacademy.co.uk.

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