Teaching Assistant (Blackfriars Academy)
Salary: Grade 6 SCP £20,903 - £23,541 FTE salary per annum, £6,373 - £7,177 pro rata salary per annum
Type: Permanent contract
Hours: 13 hrs per week over 2 days, 39 weeks per year (38 weeks Term time + 5 INSET days).
Location: Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2TF
Blackfriars Academy is an outstanding generic 11-19 academy specialising in providing an outstanding education for students with a vast range of needs.
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our school on a part time basis. You will work under the direct instruction of teaching staff providing specific support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom. This particular role will be working in the food technology department primarily, but will also be working in other areas as required. Work may be undertaken in the classroom or outside the main teaching area and will include personal care of the students including the administration of medication and manual handling. This rewarding role will contribute enormously to the children in our school offering them the life chances that they deserve. Our students are hard-working, polite and extremely resilient so the role will be one filled with joy … and hard work!
We are proud to be part of Shaw Education Trust, which is a growing, multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire. As part of the trust, our new colleagues will benefit from high quality professional development and will be supported in their career progression by our dedicated leadership team. You will be an outstanding person willing to embrace and develop our collective values and ethics. In return your efforts will be recognized and rewarded, and your contribution valued and celebrated by our whole school community. Our sole aim is to enable every one of our children to thrive and reach their potential as well as enjoying their time at Blackfriars. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then please apply.
Applicants must have:-
• GCSE English/Mathematics and/or good numeracy/literacy skills
• The ability to assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid training and welfare matters
• A good understanding of areas of learning e.g; literacy, numeracy, science, SEN & Early Years
• Experience of supporting children’s learning in a school or similar setting.
• Have the motivation to work with children and young people.
• An interest in food and cooking.
In return, we can offer:-
• A supportive working environment
• The chance to work as part of a wider team of education professionals committed to supporting students with special educational needs and their families