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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,408.00 - £16,589.00 Annually (Actual) NJC scale 4 - 6

Teaching Assistants job summary

Teaching Assistants

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: NJC Scale 4-6 £23,114 to £23,893 (actual salary £16,048 to £16,589)

Contract Type: Fixed term – 1 year

Flexible or part-time hours will be considered.


Bradon Forest School is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to assist teachers by supervising activities and working with children on an individual, small group or whole class basis as required. The ideal candidate will facilitate and encourage learning to help all students achieve their potential, work with colleagues to support high standards of behaviour and attainment, whilst maintaining a positive and thriving school environment for our learners.

Bradon Forest School is a well-respected and popular 11 – 16 comprehensive and our catchment area accepts students from rural and urban communities. The school is well situated just north of the M4 (J16), within easy travelling distance of Bristol, Bath, and Swindon and on the edge of the Cotswolds. The Athelstan Trust is a successful and growing Multi-Academy Trust consisting of five secondary schools and two Primary Schools in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We currently employ over 600 people and educate 4,100 pupils and plan to expand further over the coming years. All our schools share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust.


  • Flexible working
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well-run and respected school
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development
  • Pension Scheme.


  • Previous experience relating to the candidate information pack
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative
  • A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults
  • The ability to use relevant technology/equipment
  • A can-do attitude
  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this obligation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We are a flexible working employer, and we are willing to consider any reasonable adjustments you require so please ask us during your interview.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

A charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, as The Athelstan Trust Company No: 7699625.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Athelstan Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If successful in being called for interview, all candidates are expected to apply for an enhanced DBS before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought for shortlisted candidates before interview. Please also be aware that you will be subject to an online check and that you may be questioned about the findings of such a check at your interview.

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About Bradon Forest School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
909 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Bradon Forest School is part of The Athelstan Trust, a Multi Academy Trust, which consists of three secondary schools: Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School in Purton and The Dean Academy in Lydney.

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