Role: Teaching Assistant
Responsible to: SENDCO
Hours of work: 37 hours a week term time. 1-year contract in the first instance, with the potential to extend.
Salary: Salary point H3, Scale Point 5-6 (based on experience)
Start Date: As soon as possible
We are seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant with a passion for working in education and working with young people. We are looking for someone primarily to work with our newly-arrived Afghan refugees, to ensure they continue to thrive within our school community.
In line with up-to-date research, we use effective models of supporting in-class that allow students to be as independent as possible, while receiving the scaffolding they need to ensure they can achieve. Teaching Assistants communicate closely with the subject teacher so that they gain experience in co-planning and co-delivering parts of lessons, and they are there to support the whole class, not just one individual. Teaching Assistants are expected to know the curriculum of the subject(s) in which they support, as well as to know the particular Special Educational Needs of students in their classes.
The Academy has implemented a new knowledge-based curriculum. The aim of the curriculum is to develop culturally literate young adults who have the knowledge and skills to be successful in any walk of life. Teaching Assistants are managed by the Inclusion Department, but exist very much within subject Departments, using their own knowledge and experiences to support students in one or two particular subject areas.
All new Teaching Assistants have regular access to in-school training opportunities, to develop their understanding of a wide range of Special Educational Needs as well as to further their wider professional development.
The Academy is part of a Multi-Academy Trust with a Teaching School, offering School-based Initial Teacher Training in a wide range of subjects as an excellent pathway into teacher training. Teaching Assistants have used their experience within the Academy to make successful applications onto this teacher training, and are becoming qualified members of The Grange Academy teaching staff. We see this role as an excellent stepping stone for a career in teaching.
We are developing a highly academic culture where the highest standards are expected of staff and pupils. It is a dynamic and demanding school and one where pupils and staff are exceptionally well supported. It is also a happy, cohesive and very purposeful environment.
Laureate Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for regulated activity.
Closing Date: 13/07/2022
The Laureate 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. To this end both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.