40 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or to be agreed with the successful candidate

  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary £16,949.62 - £17,518.41 (32.5 hours per week, term time only + training days)

Teaching Assistant Level 2 job summary

Brownhills Ormiston Academy (BROA) is a happy, supportive and caring place to work. We understand the demands of the education industry and enable a sensible approach to workload, and a calm and respectful environment.

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest non-for-profit multi-academy trusts in England. The successful candidate will be joining an academy chain which believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive.

BROA is a smaller academy, which allows staff to build positive relationships with, and guide and support all our pupils. We are determined that every pupil be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

The successful candidate will align with our three values: Ready (Ready to learn and thrive), Respect (Respect for oneself and others in all we say and do), and Safe (Safe in all our actions for a happy and caring school community). These are firmly embedded within our culture, and we are proud that our pupils demonstrate them daily.

We have a comprehensive professional development calendar and qualification opportunities are offered to all staff at all levels. They are delivered within the academy, via OAT or via accredited external providers.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our highly dedicated SEN team. Duties will include in class support for SEND students to give them every opportunity to make expected progress by accessing the whole curriculum. Under the direction of the SENCO and teaching staff prepare individualised and/or differentiating teaching resources for use in class. You may also be required to undertake supervision sessions in our Academy inclusion unit.

We are looking for individuals who have a very flexible and enthusiastic approach to suit the varying and sometimes complex needs of our students and be prepared to undertake any associated tasks as required. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator as they will need to liaise with parents, carers in a a manner that will support SEND students in their learning. They will work effectively on their own to support the running of the department through the management of departmental documentation, including recording, reporting, monitoring pupil progress and cataloguing and filing. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate commitment, energy, and drive to join our team and work to provide positive learning experiences for all our students.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of working with young people
  • Hold NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or related area, an equivalent qualification, or be willing to work towards Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • be able to address the needs of our students by supporting them in overcoming their barriers to learning
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of emotional wellbeing and empathy for young people, to understand their needs and respond accordingly
  • be rigorous in maintaining high standards of behaviour and attitude and model this
  • be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • have the ability to use all Microsoft Office packages to a proficient standard
  • have the ability to work well in a team and independently

What we offer:

  • Access to the Vivup employee benefits portal with discounts on supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel, etc.
  • Access to Vivup – Car Scheme
  • Many more well-being benefits are continually being launched via OAT & Vivup
  • Access to our Employee Counselling helpline – free and confidential
  • Supportive working environment where all staff are valued
  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools
  • The academy is willing to support the progress of the successful candidate to pursue a teacher training programme at some point in the future.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Onsite parking
  • Local Pension Scheme
  • Excellent facilities

Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an OAT Application Form by the closing day of Monday 2 September 2024, outlining reasons for applying and suitability for the role. More information about Brownhills Ormiston Academy can be found on our website: Brownhills Ormiston Academy Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

This post is advertised in accordance with OAT recruitment and selection policy.

Canvassing any member of staff, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification.

Commitment to safeguarding

Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

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About Brownhills Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
720 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Brownhills School is a small, traditional school with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Our last Ofsted in 2017 graded the school good with a range of Outstanding features.

We are part of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) which is one of the largest non-for-profit multi academy trusts in England. Our aim is to provide local children with a great education.

We are an academy chain who believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive. Brownhills OA is determined that every pupil that it serves will be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

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