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Teaching Assistant

MacIntyre Academies Trust
Quest Academy, Anderson Ave, Rugby CV22 5PE
£21,678.30 -£22,998.15 plus £750 SSA, ACTUAL salary £17,125.42-£18,168.07, plus SSA £750
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Reference No(s): 00000000193
FTE Salary:  £21,678.30 -£22,998.15 plus £750 SSA, ACTUAL salary £17,125.42-£18,168.07, plus SSA £750
Hours: 35 hours per week,  
39 weeks a year (Paid 44.6) 
Location: Rugby, CV22 5PE                
Interviews: TBC (Rolling Interviews)        Start Date: TBC    

Be part of a team that is passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative academy in Rugby, for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.

About Us
In September 2019, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new and exciting Academy in a purpose-built state of the art building in Rugby, Warwickshire for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or autism, aged between 7 years and 17 years. The academy has specialist facilities including a sensory room, therapy room, interactive immersive classroom, soft play room, recording studio and photography suite. We are very proud of our holistic curriculum which enables the pupils to benefit from blended therapy in the classroom. We have a café located at the front of the academy where parents can meet and the pupils can display the items they have made within the academy which will be available to purchase. We are passionate to support our pupils and families from the local community to ensure the best outcomes.
Whilst the new building was being constructed the academy was located in a modern academy building on the outskirts of Nuneaton and opened with 30 pupils in September 2017 rising to 55 pupils in September 2018 and currently 97.
MacIntyre Academies is delighted to have been chosen to set up this new Academy which joined the existing ‘Endeavour Academy’ in Oxford which opened in 2014 and ‘Discovery Academy’ which opened in September 2015 and Venture in 2020.  MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.
The Role
We are currently recruiting for an inspirational Teaching Assistant to join this exciting academy, this a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special.

Reporting to the Class Teacher or in their absence the Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be responsible for the support and delivery of teaching and learning at key stages 2, 3, 4 and post 16. You will model best practice and provide effective communication surrounding lesson requirements.

You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Previous experience is not required to apply for this role; however, you must be an effective, confident communicator and able to keep accurate records such as the recording of learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice within the role.
You will be working to support children, young people, and their families at Quest Academy. 

About You
Are you committed to person centred approaches? Want to support families and young people to have a powerful voice? Value the importance of a person-centred transition and curriculum? Have ambition for young people?  
We are looking for applicants who have an outstanding track record in promoting and delivering person centred education and support for children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs and/or Autism.  
It is also desirable for the post holder to be able to drive and have access to their own transport

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as full induction, training and career opportunities.

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.
In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage. 

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