Birmingham City Council

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

High Point Academy
£18,607 - £20,544 + SEN Allowance pa (actual salary £14,225 – £15,706)
14 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

£18,607 - £20,544 + SEN Allowance pa (actual salary £14,225 – £15,706)

Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

High Point Academy

Friar Park Road


WS10 0JS

Telephone Number: 0121 594 0750

Email Address:

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join High Point Academy, a brand-new purpose built special free school in Friar Park, Wednesbury. Our new Academy will educate up to 90 pupils aged 11-16 years with autism and moderate learning difficulties. This new Academy is part of Forward Education Trust, a rapidly growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area. The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting and assisting pupils with autism. We need staff who are confident, patient and nurturing and who want to help us to support our pupils to thrive and develop into successful young people. Successful applicants will be able to work collaboratively with teaching staff in order to plan and deliver

high quality educational provision for our young people. Forward Education Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and encourage a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment in all of our Schools. All applicants must be qualified to NVQ level 2 or equivalent and be able to evidence this on request. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 31 October 2021,12 noon

To apply, please visit Please note that only Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted via our online portal; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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