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Teaching Assistant – Level 2

Stockingford Academy
Coventry, West Midlands
Full-time equivalent salary: Grade F point 10 - £23,620
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified teaching assistant to join our friendly, supportive team. The successful candidate will support the classroom teacher and inclusion manager with their responsibility for the development and education process by providing care and supervision to children/young people, including those who have special physical, emotional and educational needs. This role will be based in Year 5 and 6.

We are looking for someone who:

·        Has a relevant Teaching Assistant Qualification

·        Has a good standard of education including English & Maths (GCSE/Level 2)

·        Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·        Has experience working within a classroom setting and with Primary aged pupils

·        Has excellent behaviour management skills

·        Can work on their own initiative and also work well as part of a team

·        Is an excellent role model


All staff are expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Stockingford Academy is a vibrant, happy school with a real family feel. We are proud that many former pupils now choose to send their own children to Stockingford and indeed some, even choose us as their place of work! We pride ourselves on getting to know the passions and talents of each child, celebrating and respecting their differences and recognising their individual successes. Our aim is to instill in each of them a lifelong love of learning, a deep curiosity about the world around them and a knowledge that they can aspire to be whatever they choose to be.

To ensure that all children achieve their very best at Stockingford, we believe in the importance of children feeling safe, secure and ready for learning. We offer a nurturing environment that supports children to reflect on their own needs, become independent, develop resilience and grow in confidence. Our focus is on children becoming well-rounded adults of the future, developing both emotional and academic intelligence. 

We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Coventry based multi-academy trust which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, and putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Why work for us?

A career at Inspire Education Trust offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We work hard to provide an environment which places staff wellbeing at the forefront of the agenda, as well as providing ample opportunities for personal and professional development.

As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

•      A highly supportive and committed senior leadership team

•      Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and free access to accredited counsellors

•      A focus on staff wellbeing including a network of wellbeing champions and a supportive working environment

•      Opportunity to join a committed and forward-thinking team of staff

•      Employee Benefits platform providing staff access to a range of benefits such as shopping discounts

How to apply:

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page:

If you experience any problems with the online application process

please contact TES directly:

If you have any queries about the post, please email Heather Parsons, Office Manager on

Closing date: 10am Friday 12th April 2024

Interview date: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointments will be subject to rigorous safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The postholder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted will be asked to complete a self-declaration to confirm any (non-protected) criminal disclosures or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

The 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.

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals). Inspire Education Trust is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre based on their skills, abilities, and experience. As such, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

The role of Teaching Assistant will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks. It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.

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