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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 8:36pm

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22625 - £23814 per annum

Teaching Assistant (SEN) job summary

Salary: NJC 12-15 (Actual Salary £22,625 - £23,814) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme TPS + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: 37 per week (39 weeks per year)

Start date: ASAP (Negotiable)

End date: 31st August 2025

Firth Park Academy; is a good school, with a strong team spirit, high expectations and driving ambition which have led to notable improvements. We are a fully inclusive school with a distinctively inclusive ethos and have the highest aspirations for and expectations of our students.

We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our examination results continue to improve, that students continue to feel happy, safe and cared for, one of our key aims is that everybody deserves the chance to fly; and that the students are challenged and developed academically by the stimulating and rewarding education they receive.

The role:
We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant - SEN to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff. You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required in accordance with academy policies and procedures. Our SEN Teaching Assistants may also administer personal care to those with an educational health care plan.

The successful candidate will:

* Have experience of supporting and adapting learning for pupils in any phase.
* Have experience of working with young people
* Be robust, resilient and take pride in helping students who can sometimes find school life challenging.
* Be flexible, positive and have a 'can do' attitude
* Trained in/ or willing to complete training to administer personal care to SEN students with educational health care plan.
* Level 2 qualified in a relevant subject would be advantageous but not essential

Come and visit us to meet the team of students and staff who are making Firth Park Academy one of the best schools in our city: Informal enquiries are welcome - please contact our SENCO Elouise Robinson at

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn.

The role is due to commence May/ June 2024

Closing date: 19th May

Interview date: 22nd May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Firth Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1149 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Firth Park Academy:

Firth Park Academy is proud to be a Good school and determined to become an Outstanding school. We are a wonderfully diverse family of students and staff where our vision is to inspire all students to lead remarkable lives. We offer the widest range of extra-curricular enrichment possible to ensure our students are rich in knowledge and character.

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