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Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Albert Bradbeer Academy Longbridge Lane Northfield Birmingham B31 4RD
(SCP 7 to 11) £23194.27 to £24053.67 pro rata
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Job Details

Start date: 1 September 2024

Hours Per Week: 32.5, Term time only

Albert Bradbeer Academy
Longbridge Lane
B31 4RD
Telephone number: 0121 464 2356

Contact email:

Contract type: Fixed term from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2025  

Greenheart Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.

Support to Pupils

  • provide pastoral support to pupils within the school environment
  • assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare
  • matters
  • provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by
  • individual teachers
  • to contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for pupils
  • involvement in the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour/Support/Mentoring plans
  • arrange medical/dental visits as appropriate
  • provide general support to pupils, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice
  • accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

Support to Teacher

  • to act as Cover Supervisor during teacher absence under the direction of a teacher/designated member of staff. Cover will be in accordance with the nationally agreed protocols and as provided for in the Education Act 2002. (The role of Cover Supervisor will be to supervise and take sole responsibility, for short term cover only, for a class/group who are undertaking pre-planned work or where pupils are able to undertake effective, self-directed learning
  • provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers
  • support the teacher in the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans
  • assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the schools’ behaviour management strategies
  • provide support to pupils to achieve learning goals, e.g. guided reading
  • supervise pupils for a particular curriculum activity under the supervision and guidance of a qualified teacher
  • assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities
  • assist the teacher in monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • co-ordinate and organise pupils attending extra-curricular activities/work experience or other out of school activities under guidance of teacher
  • provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • provide general admin support, for classroom activities e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities etc. Support to Curriculum
  • to provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies
  • support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • contribute to curriculum planning, evaluation, and implementation
  • contribute to development of school policies and procedures by participation in working groups
  • contribute to the development, preparation, and dissemination of appropriate materials. Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)
  • promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for, or come into contact with
  • be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • liaise effectively with teachers/parents/guardians, welfare officers, health visitors and other professional staff as part of the routine consultative process
  • contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • attend relevant meetings as required
  • participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes

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.  

How to apply

Please call 0121 4642356 or email for an application pack.

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 all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; 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.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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