SEN Teaching Assistant, London

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City of London Academy Highbury GroveLondon

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Start date: Required as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Local Government Pay Scale: Scale 4, Range 18 - 21, £21,810 - £23,610 pro rata (£18,823 - £20,377)
Contract term: Permanent

Full time, Term time only

Already the country’s best performingTrust for the new Progress 8 measure at KS4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity and innovation. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom.

Highbury Grove School joined the Trust in September 2017. Following a disappointing Ofsted inspection in December 2016, the senior team and governors seek to restore the school’s positive ethos in partnership with other City of London Schools. We know that only high calibre staff can rise to the challenge and contribute to the long-term objective, providing creative teaching, nurturing students’ abilities, and showing ambition for their own career as well as the students’. 

As SEN Teaching Assistant you will be joining our strong and supportive Student Support Department contributing to creating the conditions for all our students to experience success.  You will be required to work closely supporting students and will need to have good rapport and an understanding of each individual’s needs.  

The work is complex and requires exceptional team working skills, an understanding of integrated ways of working and an absolute commitment to early intervention excellence for children and families. There is personal autonomy and team members are expected to act upon their own initiative, manage their own time effectively and proactively contribute to innovation within the scope of their role.

We’re committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, as well as excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust. 

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to re-establish itself as an excellent provider of high-quality education, and with the changes come opportunities. We have a clear plan of improvement which requires staff who are energetic and have a desire to take on the challenge. In this post you will play an instrumental role in school improvement, developing whole-school systems and ensuring that the school is outstanding in every category within three years. You will be working with a team whose mission it is to embed excellence in everything we do. 

If you would like to build your future with us and be part of this exciting journey, please visit to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check will be required.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 4 June 2018. Interviews will take place the week commencing  Monday 11 June  2018.

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More about City of London Academy Highbury Grove
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Highbury Grove, Highbury, London, N5 2EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7288 8900
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Already the country’s best performing Trust for the new Progress 8 measure at KS4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity...