18 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 August 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours per week - term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

FET Range D - £22,829 - £24,805(FTE)  / £17,485 - £18,998 pa (actual)

Additional allowances

plus 1 SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Leycroft Academy has recently de-amalgamated having previously been part of Brays School; this new school specialises in the education of primary-aged pupils with a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum. The school has high standards of teaching and learning and is committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential.

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting and assisting pupils with physical learning and sensory difficulties and promoting pupils social and emotional development.

Our pupils benefit from staff who are confident and resilient, patient and nurturing and who want to help us to support our pupils to thrive and develop into successful young people.

Successful applicants will be able to contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities with teaching staff in order to plan and deliver high quality educational provision for our young people.

Forward Education Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and encourage a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment in all of our Schools.

All applicants must be qualified to NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent and be able to evidence this.


What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution
  • FET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefits
  • Paid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partner
  • Employee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideas
  • Salary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-being
  • Comprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal system
  • Easy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with Currys
  • Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultations
  • Personal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resources
  • Access to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerks
  • Occupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staff
  • Staff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleagues
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Policies being developed to support positive health & well-being: Family Friendly Working, Special Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause
  • Staff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and values

A commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children.

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date. 

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form. 

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos. 

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

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About Leycroft Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
171 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Email address
recruitment@fet.ac

School location

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