Birmingham City Council

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Lea Hall Academy
£16,341 to £21,138 plus SEN allowance (pro rata of £21,374 to £27,649)
17 Jun 2022
27 Jun 2022
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Level 3 Teaching Assistant - Lea Hall Academy - Forward Education Trust

£16,341 to £21,138 plus SEN allowance (pro rata of £21,374 to £27,649)

Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Lea Hall Academy

Hallmoor Road

Kitts Green


B33 9QY

Telephone Number: 0121 809 1510

Email Address:

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join Lea Hall Academy, a brand-new purpose-built special school in Kitts Green. This brand-new Academy educates boys aged 5-14 years with complex social emotional, mental health (SEMH) needs. Lea Hall Academy is part of Forward Education Trust, a 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 behavioural difficulties and promoting pupils social and emotional development. Some of our pupils also having other additional diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism and ODD and therefore need staff who are confident and resilient, 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 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 3 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 and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 27 June 2022, 9am

Interview Date: TBC

To apply, please visit our website

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 applications will be accepted, we will not read accompanying CVs or accept them in place of an application form. Enhanced DBS clearance, Disqualification (regulations) 2009, and prohibition checks if overseas trained required. Certificate of good conduct will need to be obtained if applicable prior to

interview. If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of returning your application form to us, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

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.

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.


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