Teaching Assistant

Castle Phoenix Trust
Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 3 £23,114 - £24,294 per annum (FTE) (£20,057 - £21,081 pro rata to hours and weeks worked)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Teaching Assistant


Charter Academy




Grade 3  £23,114 - £24,294 per annum (FTE)

(£20,057 - £21,081 pro rata to hours and weeks worked)


Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.10am to 4.00pm, Tuesday 08.10 to 4.45pm and Friday 8.10am to 3.35pm (37 hours per week, term time only plus teacher training days, 39 weeks).


We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant, to work collaboratively with teaching staff in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 using detailed knowledge and specialised skills and, on occasion, to take responsibility for teaching groups.


We are a forward-thinking school and we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our children; they are at the heart of everything we do.  You would be joining an enthusiastic team focused on providing great opportunities for learning for all our pupils.


We have a wonderful building and well-equipped classrooms; we are able to offer forest school to all pupils. New this year, there has been a large amount of money invested in new reading books and each class is taking the time to design their own book corners, the results have been amazing – do come to visit us to take a look.


We are looking for someone who: -

  • Has experience of working with children of relevant age or with general/specific special needs
  • Has working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Has the ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Has the ability to lead a class
  • Is able to support the Class Teacher in the planning and preparation of lessons.
  • Has the ability to inspire, and enthuse
  • Sets high expectations for all
  • Has a strong commitment to working in partnership with parents, colleagues and the community
  • Is a team player with a good sense of humour and a positive attitude


We can offer: -

  • Hard working colleagues and well-trained support staff who are passionate about what they do
  • Pupils who are excited about learning new things
  • A supportive trust who are committed to helping the school move forwards
  • A strong commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition, through the trusts’ people strategy, and a range of benefits which include the provision of the pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to developing the use of new technologies to support learning and streamline workload.

The Trust is committed to invest in and develop all staff and, most importantly, bring about the best possible outcomes for our students who deserve the very best.  Our Trust values are really important to all of us and include Respect to All, From All, Innovation and Collaboration.


We are excited about our future – we would love to hear from you if you think you could be part of creating that future.


We would welcome visitors to the setting or can arrange a telephone conversation to find out more through an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Mrs Louise Stewart.  Please email the school to book your visit.


Closing Date:  9.00am Wednesday 06 March 2024


Interviews: w/c 11 March 2024


If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date for applications, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.


Please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022.


This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.


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