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  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,307.00 - £17,890.00 Annually (Actual) AAT Grade 3 SCP 4-6. £23,114-£23,893 (FTE)

Teaching Assistant - Level 2 job summary

Do you have a desire to support vulnerable young people’s development and want to take the first step into your career in special education?

Do you have a desire to support vulnerable young people’s development and want to take the first step into your career in special education? We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person who would like to learn new skills and gain the knowledge needed to make a difference to the lives of our pupils and their families. Through our induction and training programmes, along with a culture of growth, this is the ideal role for someone that has the drive to succeed but may lack the experience to achieve this.

Nigel Bowes Academy is an Outstanding primary school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. By providing a calm and learning-focused environment, our pupils flourish and achieve, leading to accelerated outcomes in all areas of their development. Our school has a community feel and we take the time to ensure we are always striving to achieve the best.

The role is primarily class-based, working alongside a teacher with a group of up to 8 pupils. The focus of the role is to support the pupils’ learning, wellbeing and ensuring positive behaviour for learning, along with maintaining the classroom environment to a high standard. We recognise the value of effective teamwork and our Teaching Assistants are very much part of both our Class Teams and the wider Whole School team. Their input forms an integral part of our provision and is valued by all staff, including the Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach, be willing to gain knowledge and experience of working with children in KS1-2 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties through CPD training. The post requires someone who is highly resilient, able to work well as a member of a successful team and someone who has highly developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour.

What we have to Offer:

  • A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
  • A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
  • All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
  • Strong potential for career progression.
  • A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.
  • AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.
  • A competitive pension through The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Charlotte Hampson, HR Academy Lead at charlotte.hampson@nigelbowes-academy.co.uk

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

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 Tregonwell Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
137 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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