Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant - Level 1
Permanent, 37 hours, Term Time only
Salary: Grade 5, Points 5 to 7, £18,795 to £19,554 FTE
Actual salary: £16,138 to £16,790 per annum
Do you want to be part of something amazing?
Are you a passionate, hard-working, Teaching Assistant who can provide high quality support within the classroom? Then you could be the person we are looking for. Bluecoat Primary Academy is a developing school which has a clear direction, strong leadership and a well-established set of values.
Bluecoat Primary Academy is part of Archway Learning Trust, based in the heart of the city of Nottingham providing high quality learning experiences for our students from the ages 3 – 18. The Trust was previously Bluecoat Academies Trust formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. The Trust comprises of Bluecoat Aspley Academy which includes the Sixth Form, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Primary Academy and The Nottingham Emmanuel School.
We are looking to appoint an excellent and committed Teaching Assistant to contribute to the teaching and learning at Bluecoat Primary Academy from September 2020. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, confident and be able to work well as part of the Primary team. The post holder is to be placed in Early Years initially, however we expect our teaching assistants to be flexible to work in all areas of school.
Bluecoat Primary Academy is at an exciting stage in its development, having been open for just four years, with two years of growth still ahead. We have already built a strong set of values that are at the heart of our work and there is a clear vision for the future. We are currently working towards developing a truly inspiring curriculum that enables children to leave the school with good knowledge, great skills and a breadth of experience that will go alongside their high standards of academic achievement to open up a world of opportunities for pupils in the future. The children we serve at Bluecoat are from very diverse backgrounds and so our approach needs to be flexible, understanding and adaptive whilst staying true to our strong Christian ethos and maintaining focus on our core values.
To be the best that we can be, we need to employ the best. If you have a strong commitment to supporting the delivery of high standards of teaching and learning to all – from those who need additional support, right through to children who need high levels of challenge; If you can bring out the best in children from a range of backgrounds and with a range of needs; then please call the Head Teacher to find out more about this fantastic opportunity.
We would encourage you to refer to the job description and person specification, demonstrating your suitability for the role.
NB: Whilst the school is closed for the majority of pupils and staff due to COVID-19, we are unable to welcome visits to the Academy; however if you would like to find out more please feel free to book a telephone or video conversation with us.
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 18th August 2020
Interview date: To Be Confirmed
Bluecoat Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to the posts below will be subject to the following pre-employment checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration (for qualified teaching staff), Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration (where applicable). A start date for successful job applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bindovers even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process. A copy of the Code of Practice is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice .