Teaching Assistant

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Teaching Assistant to support the learning in the Primary classrooms on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave. This position will be a period of 12 months or up until the return of the post-holder whichever is soonest.

The position is part time working 24 hours a week.

The applicant will need to be flexible and able to use their own initiative to support and prioritise the needs of children within the class.

The academy works closely with relevant professionals involved in the care of this young person and all necessary training will be provided.

The ideal candidate will:

- Good behaviour management skills

- An understanding of strategies to support children with cognition and learning needs.

- Experience of delivering interventions

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a supportive and dedicated team and to play a key role in the further development of this provision at our inclusive academy.

Our employees benefit from a generous local government pension scheme plus an Employee Rewards scheme – High Street discounts, Staff Wellbeing centre.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

We believe in hiring for potential and this means that we value individuals for the knowledge skills and experience that they have developed in every aspect of their lives.  If you don’t feel that you meet all of the criteria listed in the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply.

We care about our staff and provide a number of benefits in addition to salary including a positive and supportive working environment, employer pension contribution of at least 23%, generous annual leave entitlement for all-year round staff, on-site gyms, free parking, access to a retail discounts platform and Employee Assistance Programme.  Helping you achieve a good work life balance is important to us. Lots of our colleagues work flexibly including part time hours and/or job shares and we are happy to discuss these opportunities with you. 

We truly believe that diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective secure the best outcomes for our students.  We strive to build teams that represent our local communities and welcome applications from individuals who identify as members of an under-represented group and in particular individuals who identify as BAME, disabled or LGBT.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Bridgwater & Taunton College Trust is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment.  Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.