Role: Teaching Assistant
Salary: £14,020 per annum, FTE: £18,135 per annum
Contract: Part Time, 33.75 hours a week, term time only
Contract term: Fixed Term Contract till 31.08.2022.
Swindon Academy are looking for an ambitious and hard-working individual to join a busy team. The purpose of the role is to work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and academy policies and procedures. You will also provide small group interventions using specific programmes as directed.
The main duties will involve:
implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to students’ needs and responses as appropriate
- as directed, work with individuals or groups of students to deliver intervention programmes in order to raise attainment
- understand specific learning needs and provide differentiated support to students individually and within a group
- establish positive relationships with all students
- provide feedback to students in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
- provide feedback to students in intervention groups with regard to their attainment and progress on intervention programmes
- support pupils with activities which develop literacy and numeracy skills
- promote the inclusion and acceptance of students with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
- promote positive pupil behaviour in line with academy policies for culture for learning
- write reports and records as required
- monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, resolving all but the most complex problems independently
Our ideal candidate will have:
excellent communication skills and be able to build good relationships with young people and adults
- an ability to deal with students and staff so that they feel they have been dealt with consistently and fairly
- an ability to convey authority and earn students respect, with the ability to make good decisions really fast.
- the ability to show initiative whilst knowing when to take advice
- good judgement over matters of confidentiality and integrity in dealing with sensitive information about students
- strong IT skills with the ability to positively respond to training in the use of school IT packages.
educated to A Level or Degree level
- sound literacy and numeracy, GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C or above
- some previous experience of working with young people is desirable
- some understanding of how students learn or teaching experience is desirable
Why choose us
At Swindon Academy, we pride ourselves on a team of staff who are supportive, friendly and dedicated to providing the very best teaching and learning for our students. Staff across the academy set a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement for students which, in turn, is reflected in the emphasis we place on continuing professional development (CPD) for our staff.
We have made significant, sustained progress at GCSE and are proud to be the top performing school in Swindon for progress over the last six years.
Swindon Academy was the first all-though academy to open in the UK and has over 1,900 pupils from the age of 2 to 19. The school is situated in purpose-built £25 million premises, benefiting from excellent, state-of-the-art facilities and situated within the beautiful county of Wiltshire, within commuting distance for Bristol, Bath and Oxford.
After a visit from Ofsted in May 2017, the academy received a ‘Good’ grading in all aspects of the inspection framework.
Swindon Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
Swindon 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.