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Teaching Assistant

Longspee AcademyPoole

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils.  All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.

We currently have the following vacancies at Longspee Academy:

Post: Teaching Assistant

Post details: Part Time 32.5 hours per week, 39 working weeks, 1 Year Fixed Term (then subject to review)

Salary Scale: AAT Grade 3, Point 4-6 per annum Pro-rata Salary: £14,116-£14,686 Full-Time Equivalent Salary: £18,933-£19,698

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.45 am – 3.35 pm including a 30 minute unpaid break  Tuesday and Thursday 8.45 am – 4.00 pm including a 30 minute unpaid break.

Longspee Academy is an Outstanding Specialist Provision and we are seeking to employ enthusiastic, skilled and experienced Teaching Assistants to support vulnerable learners.

The successful candidates will have a flexible approach, knowledge and experience of working with children KS1-3 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Experience in working with children who have autism would be an advantage.

The post requires someone who is highly resilient, able to work well as a member of a successful team and someone who has highly developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour. In addition, they will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people.  You will have a dynamic, exceptional and creative approach to improving the teaching and learning in a way that benefits all children.

It is the intention of Ambitions Academies Trust to use its resources flexibly to meet the needs of pupils.  All staff are therefore allocated to a place of work, however, Ambitions Academies Trust reserves the right to require staff to support the needs of our pupils throughout the Academy as appropriate.  This may involve re-location.  This is not anticipated to be frequent or indeed regular but you should be aware of this requirement.

Application is by Application Form to Longspee Academy, outlining experience and skills relevant to the post.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Gavin O’Connell, Principal.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th September 2021 at 9.00 am

Interviews will take place week commencing:  20th September 2021 (virtual or face to face as advice dictates)

Start Date: ASAP

For an application form please contact Ms C Gale, Office Manager on 01202 380266 or email: or visit our website:

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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