Birmingham City Council

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Wychall Lane Birmingham B38 8AP Telephone Number: 0121 464 4643
£18,562 - £19,945 FTE, pro rata
21 Oct 2021
12 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

£18,562 - £19,945 FTE, pro rata

Hours per week: 18 per week, term time only - some flexibility on working days/hours

Contract Type: Fixed term to cover maternity leave

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Wychall Lane


B38 8AP

Telephone Number: 0121 464 4643

Email Address:

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

St Thomas Aquinas is a large and thriving 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school where staff and students from all faiths live out the school mission and every member of the school community feels valued and engaged. In November 2018 the school was judged to be GOOD by OFSTED.

The School requires an enthusiastic and hardworking Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join the Learning support Team as soon as possible to cover a maternity leave that will run until the end of the academic year July 2022.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who will support the teaching and learning of students with a wide range of special educational needs. This post is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional to contribute to the school's continuing success. There is some flexibility within the contractual eighteen hours for start and finish times and working days and these will be discussed at interview.

It is an exciting time to join St Thomas Aquinas School, as we became part of the Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy on 1 April 2015. This links us with seven of our Catholic Primary Feeder Schools and brings real opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will work with individual or small groups of students to promote their inclusion and to provide support for teaching and personalised learning. It is essential that the person appointed understands the barriers to learning and is able to help students to overcome them. The successful candidate will liaise with a wide range of staff and will monitor students closely to ensure they make good progress.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to work in a curriculum area with a highly committed staff in a large and popular Catholic secondary school.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role

Closing Date: 12 November 2021, 9am

Application forms for the post are available to download or can also be found on the school website or contact The Office Manager:

Rehabilitation of offenders: 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.

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.

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