Teaching Assistant, Milton Keynes

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sir Herbert Leon AcademyMilton Keynes

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £13,259 - £14,862
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

32.83 hour per week, term time + 5 inset days

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work within our SEN department.  The role requires a caring and resilient individual with previous classroom experience who has the skills to work through a pupil’s individual academic and personal progress plan with a calm and confident approach. The ideal candidate will be familiar with delivering literacy/numeracy and social skills interventions to small groups and have experience of de-escalating associated challenging behaviours. 

This is an exciting time to join Sir Herbert Leon Academy, after our recent Ofsted visit  we have  moved to Required Improvements with ’Good’ for Leadership & Management, Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare and Post 16.

With our ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum as well as ‘pupils behaving well in lessons, break and lunchtimes’ being recognised by Ofsted, Sir Herbert Leon Academy is very much a school on its way to ‘Good’.

We know we still have work to do to ensure that all our students enjoy a rich and successful time with us …….. your role is crucial in helping us achieve this.


  • Educated to GCSE level in Maths and English.
  • Proven experience of supporting students preferably within a classroom environment.
  • Willingness to attend First Aid training.

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what’s possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted

What we can offer you:

  • Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That is why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and an employee assistance programme.
  • Free on-site car parking – also close to Central Milton Keynes train station with direct links to London Euston (30 mins) and Birmingham (52 mins).
  • Access to our sports facilities including a gym and swimming pool.

Closing date: Midday Friday 22 February 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Find your remarkable, apply today by clicking the apply now button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details. 

Job location

More about Sir Herbert Leon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Fern Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908 624720
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