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Teaching Assistant Level 2 - High Point Academy - Forward Education Trust

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High Point Academy - Forward Education Trust
£14,510 - £16,020 plus SEN allowance (pro rata of £18,979 - £20,955)
09 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Teaching Assistant Level 2 - High Point Academy - Forward Education Trust

Salary Range: £14,510 - £16,020 plus SEN allowance (pro rata of £18,979 - £20,955)

Hours 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

High Point Academy

Friar Park Road


WS10 0JS

Telephone Number: 0121 809 1510

Email Address:

Job Start Date: ASAP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant Level 2 to join High Point Academy, a brand-new purpose built special free school in Friar Park, Wednesbury. Our new Academy will grow to educate up to 90 pupils aged 11-16 years with autism and moderate learning difficulties. High Point 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, 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 contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities 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 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent and be able to evidence this. 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: 4 July 2022, 9am

Interview Date: TBC

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The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date. Please note that only Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; 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 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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