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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

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: 35 hours per week TTO

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,678 to £22,997

Additional allowances

Special school allowance £750 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be responsible for supporting the teaching and learning in a class of around 9 students, working alongside a class teacher, HLTA and on occasions another TA. If you have ASC, SEMH or AP (alternative provision) experience that will be an advantage but is not required. Our current TAs come from a range of experiences; for example, parent, care homes, primary, secondary and special schools. You will care passionately about each child as an individual, be able to observe and listen and then respond to advice. You will be able to implement strategies for raising achievement across the curriculum and be committed to your further professional development. You will be non-judgemental, resilient and unconditionally accepting. You will be confident and happy to work with children of any age or ability. All our children are currently verbal, able bodied and literate. They need support to make the most of their talents and abilities. Discovery Academy is well staffed and committed to the professional development of all; roles can be tailored to allow strengths to be shown as well as areas for development or professional interest to be experienced and understood.

What the school offers its staff

IIn return, we can offer you a competitive salary, plus a MAT Life Day and local government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as annual flu jab, full induction, training and career opportunities. This is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and whole trust CPD Day

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 Discovery Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 19
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 19

School location

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