Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    4 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Part time
25 hours per week
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,562 to £18,933 (S2 SP 3-4) per annum
Actual salary
Pro rata £10,739 to £10,954 per annum

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About Eden Boys' School, Preston

Eden Boys’ School, Preston is a Muslim faith-based secondary school for 11 to 18 year old boys, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2015 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in May 2018.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

- GCSE in English and Maths at grades ‘C’ or ‘5’ and above and NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant or equivalent.
- Experience working with children in a school setting.
- Experience contributing to development, monitoring and review of IEPs.
- The ability to maintain positive relationships with students and other adults.
- Effective classroom and behaviour management skills.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: Week beginning 13 December 2021
Proposed Start Date: 04 January 2022.

Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School, Muslim, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
603 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Eden Boys' School, Preston

The Eden Boys’ School, Preston is a 700 place 11-18 Muslim faith-based secondary school. It opened in September 2015, admitting students into Years 7 and 8, and will continue to build up its pupil numbers year on year. The school welcomes applications from pupils of all faiths and none. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

Eden Boys’ School, Preston was graded as “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted during its first inspection in May 2018.

Arranging a visit to Eden Boys' School, Preston

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01772 926000.

School location

Adelaide Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4BD

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