Teaching Assistant to English Faculty

Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 3 – £18,933 to £20,092 - salary is £14,146 pa to £15,012 pa pro rata to hours worked each week
19 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020
Emma Over
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

Are you motivated by knowing the things you do well will make a difference to young people? If so, we could have just the job for you!

We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to support our English faculty; this role as known as an English Student Support Mentor (SSM) at Caludon. You would be a key worker, working closely with the English faculty, inspiring and enthusing students to achieve their termly targets in English.

You will need a real passion for English and have already worked in a professional capacity with young people so that you will have an affinity for how to plan literacy sessions for both our most vulnerable students and one group of up to 20 students.

You will be approachable, enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, and able to support our students encouraging them to become independent learners.

This is a unique opportunity to provide specialist English support utilising your skills, to be involved in faculty meetings, whilst also observing high quality teaching when you assist in the classroom.  If you are looking to enter teaching, this position would offer invaluable school-based experience prior to applying for a PGCE or School Direct opportunity in English or another literacy based subject. 

Caludon Castle has a great deal to be proud of.  We are an oversubscribed, high performing school with ICT-rich, state of the art premises.  Our specialism in Leadership, Teaching School status and Castle Phoenix Trust profile, mean that we have exceptional facilities, motivated students and staff, and a host of exciting opportunities.   We offer a range of benefits, which includes cycle to work, access to the on-site gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee and people strategy.

If you are passionate about improving students’ life chances, as we are, please contact Emma Over, HR Director who would be delighted to talk to you about these opportunities, please email humanresources@caludoncastle.co.uk if you would like to arrange a time

Application packs are available to download on the Trust website http://castlephoenixtrust.org.uk/job-opportunities/vacancies/ and www.wmjobs or from Emma Over via email: HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk 

Completed forms are returnable to HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk

Application deadline:  8.30 am on Wednesday 2 December 2020

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Due to the current coronavirus situations, interviews may be subject to date change.  All interviews that do take place will do so in a safe environment observing government guidance under social distancing criteria.  Please do continue to submit your application if you are interested in the opportunity.  We will maintain contact with all candidates so you are clear of selection process arrangements if you are shortlisted.



These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.

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