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Trainee Class Teacher / Teaching Assistant

Oak Wood Secondary School
Morris Drive Nuneaton CV11 4QH
UQT post -UQT scale & TA post - G11 - H17 scale
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Oak Wood Secondary School
Trainee class teacher or UQT-  UQT scale - 3 days Teaching Assistant - 2 days on TA scale - fixed term- 1 year
To start September 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and inspirational teacher who is passionate about working with pupils who have a broad range of SEND. 

Central England Academy Trust is an expanding successful specialist setting for children and young people aged from 4 to 19 with a broad spectrum of special educational needs and learning disabilities. The primary and the secondary schools share a site. There are 180 students within the Secondary school. This role will be based in the Secondary School. 

As a growing Multi Academy Trust we are looking for enthusiastic and skilled qualified or unqualified teachers who are or aspire to be outstanding practitioners. We particularly welcome applications from teachers and unqualified teachers with experience of teaching in a primary or secondary setting who have the ability to transfer their skills to working with pupils who may have severe or complex learning difficulties and social and communication learning needs. 

We would welcome applications from teachers and unqualified teachers who have experience in teaching in mainstream or specialist schools. 

Key Requirements

Are you:
•    Positive and passionate about working with pupils with SEND?
•    A good or outstanding practitioner with experience of teaching pupils with SEND needs?
•    A reflective practitioner who strives to offer a creative curriculum?
•    A team player who can work as part of the multi-disciplinary team?
•    A problem solver who likes to support pupils to overcome barriers?
•    Committed to self-development and learning

If you are, then we can offer:

•    A wonderful school with the most rewarding pupils and families.
•    A nurturing group of staff who are committed to helping pupils to achieve their potential.
•    A strong ethos and collaborative working.
•    Dedicated teaching assistants and pastoral support.
•    A rigorous induction programme and opportunities for quality, professional development.
•    Close links with the local community
•    A range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing
•    Free onsite parking
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Access to discounted Gym membership Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme, providing practical and emotional support
•    Employee Benefits Scheme, offering discounts on everyday essentials 

Additional Information and how to apply 
For further details about this role, or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Amy Pearson on 02476 740901 

Please click Here for the application form including the equality form and the guidance notes. 

To apply for this role candidates are asked to complete an application form, supported by a letter of application (maximum of 1 side of A4), which outlines their experience and skills in relation to the areas described in the person specification.

All completed applications should be sent via email to using SECONDARY UQT-TA APPLICATION as the subject.

Closing date:  Monday 15th July 2024 at 1200    
Interview date: Tuesday 16th July 2024
Start Date: September 2024

Central England Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will undertake an enhanced criminal record check (DBS) including a barred list check. Online checks will be undertaken as detailed in KCSIE.

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