Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant /Behaviour Support Unit Manager (The Discovery Academy)

Expiring today

The Discovery Academy, Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 0GA
Level 7, Actual Salary (£20,171 - £22,271)
16 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required: As Soon As Possible

Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant / Behaviour Support Unit Manager

Term Time only, 35 Hours per week

Level 7, Actual Salary (£20,171 - £22,271)


JOB REFERENCE: 335487     


The Discovery Academy, part of the Alpha Academies Trust, are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, skilled Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and professional team. The post is to manage the Academy’s Behaviour Support Unit, where students will work in a small group setting on a temporary basis, designed to support them in a nurturing environment, to prepare them for a successful return to the mainstream setting. 

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the education system and national curriculum; particular experience of working with learners with behavioural challenges and social and emotional needs is essential. This will encompass the understanding of behaviour management strategies and the ability to deliver personalised learning programmes to learners. Experience of SEMH, especially within a school or academy setting is essential.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, and will lead on the delivery social and emotional programmes as well as the national curriculum. The environment in which the role operates will demand that the post holder has the initiative and confidence to make decisions and solve problems themselves, but is able to effectively judge when to make decisions, consult with others or their line manager.

Our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do. Every student is encouraged to achieve their best in the pursuit of excellence. This a bespoke education provision which offers support to students where necessary, to ensure they meet the standards and expectations of the Academy consistently.  Our students understand our high expectations for behaviour and by offering this layer of support we aim to ensure that all students develop and leave as aspiring, motivated and confident young adults.

The Academy boasts outstanding facilities and a state-of-the-art learning environment.

The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 

The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Monday 29th November 2021 at 9:00am

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

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