Birmingham City Council

Teaching Assistant x 2 posts

The Edge Academy
£18,887 - £20,852 FTE, actual salary £14,702 - £16,232 per annum
07 Jul 2022
05 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Hours per week: 32.5 (8.30am-3.30pm), term time only

Fixed term:  September 2022 - July 2023

The Edge Academy

946 Bristol Road South



B31 2LQ

Telephone Number: 0121 533 5858

Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2022

The Edge Academy is an OFSTED ‘Good’ Alternative Provision Free School focused upon improving opportunities and outcomes for students who may be struggling to achieve their full potential in a mainstream setting. We aim to create a superb learning environment to transform the learning experience and outcomes for young people on the exclusion spectrum and we were delighted to win the 2022 Midlands Education Awards “Outstanding Support for Students Award”.

The Edge Academy are offering two exciting opportunities for the role of Teaching Assistant for a fixed term period of one academic year only, which will then be reviewed subject to funding.

Duties will include supporting a Year 11 student 1:1 and in class, some sessions will be offsite and may require some low level physical activity.

The main duties will be:

• working alongside other staff members to adapt and deliver the curriculum

• liaising with the class teacher re-the progress of the pupil

• delivering interventions on a 1:1 basis for speech and language, literacy and numeracy with guidance from staff

• being a positive member of the school staff and promoting our ‘Safe Ready Respectful’ ethos

We are looking to accept applications from people who:

• hold a relevant degree or a TA qualification

• have at least one years' school-based experience

• understand how to best support SEN

• are capable of understanding and adapting the curriculum

• can build relationships with pupils quickly and efficiently

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: 05 September 2022,9:00am

If you would like to apply for this position, or require further information about this role, please contact:

An application form is available from our website

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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