Hours per week: 37, Term time only
Start date: 8 April 2024
Merritts Brook E-ACT Academy
Telephone number: 0121 675 1299
Want to make a difference to young people?
Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey within an educational community that values diversity, encourages collaboration, and celebrates excellence?
We are looking to appoint a passionate and dedicated teaching assistant join our academy, to support pupils with SEND and to ensure that every child succeeds.
- select appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of allocated pupils
- assist with the implementation of individual Education/Behaviour plans and Personal Care programs as agreed with the teacher.
- support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
- create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
- plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required
Qualifications and Skills:
- GCSE Maths and English minimum grade 4 or equivalent
- TA1 qualification or relevant experience
- relevant educational experience supporting a child/children in a primary school setting
- knowledge of strategies for spelling, reading and number skills
What are we about?
Outstanding Teaching and Learning: We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. You will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education that nurtures the minds of our students.
Advocacy and inclusion: At our academy, every child matters, regardless of their background. Your role will involve providing each child with a fantastic, inspiring, and inclusive education that recognises and celebrates their individuality.
People-First Culture: We proudly celebrate the diversity of our academy and our community. Join us in co-constructing the essence of an extraordinary workplace and learning environment where both staff and students feel valued and included.
Collaborative Excellence: Our exceptional staff collaborate across our 28 academies to share ideas and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.
Join a trust that is going places!
Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT?
It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all of our children and young people.
We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 28 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing.
Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams.
Want to be a part of something extraordinary? Find out more here
Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success.
Support System of 28 Academies: Be part of a network of 28 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed.
Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable.
Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute.
Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Please click the link to apply.
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.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.