Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Coventry

Closing date:New this week

Whitley AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 4 £19,171 - £22,462 per annum pro rata (Actual £16,562 - £19,405)
Contract term: Permanent

When staff, students and families walk through our gates and onto our site, they belong to the Whitley Academy Community. In this community, we build meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Our classrooms, corridors and the school environment are safe spaces where nobody is judged and everyone is valued. In our community, we are proud of our school and committed to supporting all staff and students to “be the best you can be”.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join our growing team of staff.  We are looking for a graduate with SEN experience to assist with the intervention work on an individual or small group basis with students identified as needing extra support to reach their target grades. The successful candidate would ideally have experience of with exam access arrangements in KS4.

This post is full time term time only plus training days and to start as soon as possible.  

You must be:
  • Excited about contributing to the development of Teaching & Learning in the SEN team,
  • Committed to making a difference to the lives of pupils,
  • Resilient with a strong personal drive,
  • Someone who will have high expectations of both students and their colleagues,
  • Values driven, and
  • Someone who can forge positive relationships with students to encourage great learning in the classroom. 
We will offer you;
  • A positive and innovative learning culture, where wellbeing and workload are effectively managed,
  • A dedicated, highly skilled and committed staff, upholding high expectations of and aspirations for all of our students,
  • A strong sense of community and a warm, welcoming workplace,
  • Access to high quality training and leadership experiences for all staff, to ensure that everyone is enabled to develop, grow and collaborate,
  • PiXL network access, developing new ideas and strategies to impact on student learning and
  • A number of additional benefits including a fantastic internal CPD programme built into directed time - fostering excellence in teaching and learning, a personal laptop, free parking, and a vibrant modern building and facilities in a beautiful location, beside a nature reserve within easy reach of the M40/M6 corridor.

The successful candidate should look forward to working in a challenging and inspiring environment within which there is ample opportunity to lay the foundations for career progression and leadership. We are committed to ensuring that every member of our school community is enabled to ‘be the best they can be’.

Informal visits are welcomed.  To find out more about our school please visit our website at www.whitleyacademy.com.  

This post is full time term time only plus training days and to start as soon as possible.

We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application.  A reminder that the closing date is Friday 11th October at 12noon. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a few days of the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well for your future career.

Completed applications should be returned to: vacancies@whitleyacademy.com 

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Employment at the Academy will be subject to receipt of satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

More about Whitley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7630 2580
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