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  • Start date details

    Summer Term 2024

  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,390.96 - £28,449.17 Annually (Actual) OAT Grade 6

The Bridge Manager job summary

Manager – The Bridge

Full-time (37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year), Permanent

Grade 6

The Academy

Ormiston Denes is a thriving and ambitious academy, rapidly moving towards Ofsted good. Our school values of aspiration, integrity and respect make our academy a welcoming and rewarding place to work. We now have a superb opportunity for a talented individual to further our inclusive approaches and shape our new Bridge provision, ensuring students receive effective targeted support to regulate behaviour and reintegrate into the main academy.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a new internal Pupil Support Unit which will be piloted with students at Key Stage 3 who need additional and intensive support to improve their behaviour and attitude towards learning so that they can successfully be reintegrated into the main school. Lessons and interventions will be run by Th Bridge staff and staff from within the main school to ensure every child receives the provision they deserve.

The Role

Required to start in the Summer Term, we are seeking to appoint a manager for The Bridge. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, planning, delivering and/or coordinating the delivery of bespoke education packages for students identified as in need of timetable modifications, as well as teaching a percentage of timetable lessons as agreed with SLT.

The successful candidate will be required to lead the management of and oversee the alternative provision in The Bridge, working closely with the Senior Vice Principal and Assistant Principal to generate a tailored offer to meet individual needs. The Bridge Manager has line management responsibility for a Teaching Assistant based in The Bridge.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Inclusion, Safeguarding, Attendance and Pastoral Teams to ensure appropriate challenge and support for all students within The Bridge.

This is an interesting, varied and rewarding role that includes working closely with parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to ensure the identified cohort of students achieve the best possible academic, vocational, and personal outcomes including formal qualifications, attendance and post-16 pathways.

Please see the attached job description for further information on this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a committed and motivated individual who wants to make a difference to the education of students who would benefit from alternative provision.
  • Have excellent management, interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with senior management, staff, parents/carers, and external agencies to ensure the best possible support for students.
  • Be well-motivated and approachable with a positive attitude.
  • Have excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise their workload.
  • Have sound working knowledge of the behaviour pathways and strong behaviour management skills.
  • Be flexible in their approach to the requirements of the post.

We offer:

An opportunity to join an up and coming, supportive department at an Academy with a strong ethos of teamwork and support, where staff are committed to raising attainment.

Development for staff through nationally recognised training courses.

Access to a range of resources and opportunities through our Academy Trust.

Guidance, advice, and support from the senior leadership team who all want to make a positive difference to the education of all students at Ormiston Denes.

For further information and details of how to apply for this post please use the following link to the OAT Careers page: https://www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk/careers-and-training/vacancies/

Please note that the Academy withholds the right to withdraw the advert at any time, or interview suitable candidates before the closing date.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

Ormiston Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect
everyone who works in our academy to share this commitment.

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About Ormiston Denes Academy

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

Working in partnership with Ormiston Academies Trust, our vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. Come and join the fastest improving school in Lowestoft.

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