1:1 Teaching Assistant - Blackfriars Academy

Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2TF
£15,106 - £17,074.64
14 May 2019
20 May 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

Salary: Grade 6     Scale point 20  FTE £19,819 to £22,401

Type: Fixed Term until 31st August 2020, EN Funded

 (32.5 hours of 37 hour per week contract)

Weeks Term time only = actual salary £15,106 - £17,074.64

Location: Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2TF

Required:  As soon as possible

Blackfriars Academy are looking to appoint a person who is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Teaching Assistant on a Fixed Term basis. We require a committed and enthusiastic person to work with our staff and students across the school.  You will demonstrate a caring and professional approach, be highly motivated and be an excellent team player who aspires to high standards. Behaviour management and 1:1 experience is desirable.  We are particularly interested in speaking to candidates who have experience of working with communication systems, in particular PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display).

Role responsibilities – You will be expected to support the teacher in the classroom where appropriate and follow instructions given.  You will also be expected to support the pupils in the class who have a very wide range of needs including complex medical, autism, VI, HI and moderate learning difficulties.  Your duties will include assisting pupils to perform tasks that are required of them and cover break and lunchtime duties.  Training will be given for any medical interventions that may be required.

Job Description & Person specification - Please see Person specification and Job Description attached to the advert.

Blackfriars Academy is proud to be part of Shaw Education Trust which is a growing, multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire. As part of the trust, our new colleagues will benefit from high quality professional development and will be supported in their career progression by our new and motivated leadership team. You will be an outstanding teaching assistant willing to embrace and develop our collective values and ethics. In return your efforts will be recognized and rewarded and your contribution valued and celebrated by our whole school community. Our sole aim is to enable every one of our children to thrive and reach their potential as well as enjoying their time at the Blackfriars Academy. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then please apply.

The Shaw Education Trust is led by an Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience: www.shaw-education.org.uk.  They are committed to the continued professional development of all members of staff and the sustained successful performance of all its academies.

We offer access to The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in the Shaw Education Trust.   The services of Occupational Health to support staff health and well-being.  

Please telephone on 01782 987168 and speak to Angela Colby, HR Assistant for further information.

There will be an opportunity to look around the school on 15th May 2019.  Please email Angela Colby: hrsupport@blackfriars.shaw-education.org.uk to reserve your place.

Application Packs are available from:

HR Assistant, Blackfriars Academy, Priory Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2TF [Tel 01782 987168]  email :hrsupport@blackfriars.shaw-education.org.uk

or on the Shaw Education Trust website

Closing date: Monday, 20th May 2019, 12 noon.  Applications received after this time will not be accepted. Should we have a high volume of applications, the Academy may close the vacancy early.

Start date will be in line with notice to be served or agreed on appointment

The Shaw Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures including a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form



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