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1:1 Primary Teaching Assistant

Atlantic Academy, Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA
Atlantic Academy
Term Time
Grade E point 7 - 11 Pro rata
18th November 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
30th November 2021 12:05 PM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1190617

Atlantic Academy – Portland

Primary - 1:1 Teaching Assistant - x 2 vacancies

Fixed Term until 22nd July 2022

Hours: 32.50 per week - Term Time only - 39 weeks per year (plus holiday entitlement)

Monday - Friday 8.30am -3.30pm

Salary: Grade E point 7 - 11 (£20,092 - £21,748) pro rata for part time for (15,046.85 - £16,287.03)

Start Date: As soon as possible

We have exciting opportunities for hardworking and energetic Primary 1:1 Teaching Assistants to join our highly successful team of mutually supportive colleagues whose shared purpose is to inspire and challenge all pupils at Atlantic Academy. The successful candidates will be someone who is able to assist in delivering inspiring and exciting learning experiences to learners embarking on a career in the 21st century.

Here at Atlantic Academy Portland, we are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, professional and team orientated person. We need 1:1 Teaching Assistants that understand and can meet the needs of all children.

You will be part of a successful, supportive, well-resourced and fully qualified Primary team. We encourage best practice through a variety of CPD opportunities. We are looking to appoint candidates that puts children first, mitigates barriers to learning, has a can-do approach and will help an individual and individuals make academic progress.

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference, then you really should come and work in our terrific academy on the next step of its journey.


Atlantic Academy is an all-through school based in Portland, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland in the last 3 years, leading the way in the highest standards of education as well as disruption free learning. We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make on the outcomes and aspirations for our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefited from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community.

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust and is a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast and South West Region, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior), Magna Academy Poole (Secondary) and Budmouth Academy (Secondary) and Bovington Academy (Primary).


● Competitive Salary

● Pension Scheme

● On-site parking

● Expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students. Allowing staff to teach without low level disruption

● Visualiser and mini iPad in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides


Specifically, we are looking for someone who:

● Who has experience of working with and supporting children

● Is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;

● Is hardworking, dedicated, committed

● Wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.

● A commitment to all students receiving an outstanding education experience.

If you believe that this may sound like the school, you would thrive in and are ambitious for all students please find out more about this exciting opportunity by visiting our career page and school website.

Atlantic Academy values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Atlantic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government's safer recruitment guidelines.   

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 12.00 pm

Interviews to take place on: Date to be confirmed

If you have not heard by Monday 6th December unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Safeguarding Statement:

Atlantic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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