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  • Start date details

    Sept 24

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade E: £25,224 - £31, 499 (FTE), Actual (19,319-£24,125) plus SEN Allowance

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join High Point Academy, a brand-new purpose built special free school in Friar Park, Wednesbury. Our new Academy will grow to educate up to 90 pupils aged 11-16 years with autism and moderate learning difficulties. High Point is part of Forward Education Trust, a rapidly growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area.

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting and assisting pupils with autism. We need staff who are confident, patient, 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.

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.

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 High Point Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number

High Point Academy opened in September 2021 for children and young people aged 11-16 years who all have an Education Health and Care Plan and a diagnosis of Autism. The school is part of Forward Education Trust, who specialise in SEN provision. We are increasing our pupil numbers in September 2023 which has allowed for this fantastic new role.

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