This job has expired

Teaching Assistant Level 1

Leasowes High School
Halesowen, West Midlands
Grade 2 SCP 3 FTE £22,737 Actual Annual salary £17,239 - £17,629
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

View more

Teaching Assistant Level 1

Fixed Term for 12 months

32.5 hours Per Week

Term Time Only (39 weeks per year)

Grade 2 SCP 3 FTE £22,737

Actual Annual salary £17,239 - £17,629

REF: 60067

We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools, one primary school, and two alternative provisions, with over 750 employees and over 5,500 students, based in Dudley and Staffordshire in the West Midlands.

At Invictus we are values driven and as such believe ‘anything is possible’. Our estate supports learners to share the same ethos; young people who are most vulnerable are supported to flourish and experience success.

We are seeking a teaching assistant to support young people both pastorally and academically. This is a fixed term post with potential for a permanent position. If you are resilient, hardworking, and organised we would welcome your application to join the ‘dream team’.

Working under guidance of the Learning Manager the successful candidate will provide both academic and pastoral support to students to overcome barriers to learning in order to achieve excellent outcomes.

Regular duties would include:

  • Supervising the activities of individuals or groups of young people within the provision.
  • Under the instruction/guidance of the Learning Manager, support students with sensory and/or physical impairment/medical conditions as defined in individual EHCP’s.
  • Under the instruction/guidance of the Learning Manager, support students with non-specific learning difficulties
  •  Under the instruction/guidance of the Learning Manager, support students with behavioural, emotional and social development needs e.g. implementation of behaviour management policies/promotion of school policies relating to pupil behaviour.
  • Under the instruction/guidance of the Learning Manager/external agency worker support students with communication and interactions difficulties.
  • Assist students in the use of resources including IT
  • Maintain students interests and motivation
  • Support individuals and group work assigned by the Learning Manager is raising core skills.
  • Support student passports, including the coproduction and reviews.
  • To be aware of pupil’s barriers to learning, achievements, progress and report to the Learning Manager as agreed.
  • Supervise and provide particular support for students, including those with special needs ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Establish a constructive relationship with students and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the Learning Manager.
  • Undertake routine marking in line with school policy.
  • Design and produce displays with minimal supervision.
  • Contribute information to pupil records (e.g. assessment information)
  • Work with parents to enhance students learning
  • Liaise with parents as appropriate.
  • Support out of hours school learning activities and personal development experiences (within established guidelines)

Qualifications & Experience

A good standard of Maths and English, preferably GCSE’s at grade C/4 and above. Evidence of relevant ongoing CPD would be advantageous.

Understanding of the value of taking a restorative approach to behaviour management; avoiding punitive measures.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Chris Bennett on 01384 686607.

Closing date: Monday 4th December 2023, 5pm

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Interviews due to take place: To be confirmed

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, as a part of our recruitment process we will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to identify any comment, image or other content that could cause reputational damage to the trust and/or give rise to a safeguarding concern. If we discover anything during our searches this will be passed onto the recruitment manager and discussed during interview.

We are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2023 – KCSIE 2023

This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.

As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment and selection process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert