Job Reference: R358
Salary: Futura Grade 4 SCP 7 £24,294pa, pro-rata
Contract: Term time only, 5 days per week plus 2 Inset days per year,
Terms: Full Time – Permanent
Are you looking for a new challenge and exciting opportunity?
This is an opportunity to join Four Acres Academy, a thriving, supportive school at the heart of the community. We are seeking a caring and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our enthusiastic, supportive and dedicated team. Four Acres prides itself on its care, empathy and relationships with its pupils and wider community.
This was recognised in our recent Ofsted, which rated Personal Development as Outstanding. Parents and pupils alike acknowledge that the school goes ‘above and beyond’ for our pupils, and we are looking for a committed teaching assistant that will be able to support our school ethos and vision. We would encourage candidates to make an appointment to visit our caring school and have a look at our website/Facebook page for more information.
We need a dedicated and skilled person to provide general and SEN Support for our pupils. The role is predominantly classroom based, but includes delivering interventions to small groups of pupils, including phonics (Read-Write-Inc training would be an advantage, but can be provided), fine motor skills, reading and maths interventions and speech and language support. The post is 5 days per week, 8.30 am-3.30 pm.
Further information about the role will be discussed at interview.
The successful candidate will:
- Have a great deal of enthusiasm and can motivate and inspire all pupils to engage in learning
- Have excellent communication skills and build positive relationships with children and colleagues
- Be flexible, proactive and positive.
In return we offer:
- A competitive salary
- A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff
- An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
- Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
- An energised and professional working environment
- Pension scheme
- Discounted sports centre/gym membership
- Free wellbeing support & medical cover
- Free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.
Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & Northeast Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 2-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.
The closing date for applications is: Sunday, 25 February 2024
Start date: ASAP
Interviews are likely to be held soon thereafter.
No CVs or agencies please
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Complete and submit your online application before the closing date.
Please note that our HR/Recruitment system software provider will be carrying out planned maintenance work from midnight, Friday 23 February 2024 until 12pm Saturday 24 February 2024 during this period the recruitment system may be out of action. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Early applications are encouraged. Four Acres Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.
Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening, online searches and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.
The Academy meets the requirements in respect of “exempted questions” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is thereby a Registered Body with the Disclosure Service provided by the national Criminal Records Bureau. It conducts checks as necessary, with the applicant’s permission, under the Criminal Record Bureau’s Code of Practice.
Jobs working with children (i.e all under-18s) or vulnerable adults are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) by virtue of an amended Exceptions Order. This means that you cannot withhold information about any spent or unspent convictions in applying for this post. You are also asked not to withhold information about cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bans and other non-conviction information such as police enquiries and pending prosecutions.
Checks may also be made with Local Authority Child Protection Registers where you have lived in the past. In applying for this post you are giving permission for such Registers to be checked and for the local authorities concerned to share relevant information with Four Acres Academy for the purpose of your application for employment. You are also giving permission for any number of past employers to be contacted regarding this application for employment.
“Front line” and certain other posts e.g. supervisory/management will require Disclosure checks at an Enhanced or Standard level; others may be at Basic level. The level of Disclosure for this post is shown in the Person Specification.
Details of our Safeguarding policy can be found on our website: www.fouracresacademy.co.uk