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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Maths) - Fixed Term until 31/08/2022

Paxman AcademyEssex



Pay Range: Local Government Scale 3, Point 4

Actual Salary from: £14,193

Start Date: As soon as possible

Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2022

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant with Maths Specialty to provide directed classroom support within the Maths faculty and across the school where numeracy support is needed.

This post is 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year – Term time (38 weeks) plus 1 week non-pupil days.

The daily working hours will be 09.00am-16.00pm Monday to Friday.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • To support students in Maths across the ability range including high ability students and those with a special educational need, and to ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times  
  • To work closely with students in Maths lessons and in small groups to support and challenge them to make great progress  
  • To work closely with teachers to support students to develop confidence in their mathematical knowledge and skills  
  • Inspire trust and confidence in all stakeholders and colleagues.  
  • Use the performance management process to enhance personal professional practice in line with the school's aspirations and priorities.  
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school.  
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality and uphold the requirements of the new GDPR legislation.  
  • To be an effective communicator with all stakeholders, visitors and external professional colleagues as required.  
  • To be fully aware of the particular difficulties of individual pupils by referring to records and discussion with SENDCo and/or subject leaders.  
  • To assist in the preparation of teaching resources for subject areas, in particular to assist with preparation of materials to the needs of individuals or groups of children.  
  • To undertake intervention work on a 1:1 or small group basis  
  • To undertake mentoring on a 1:1 or small group basis


  • To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager  
  • To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace  
  • Ensure all duties and services provided are in accordance with the trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy

We're looking for you if you have:  

  • Mathematics or relevant degree  
  • Good level of literacy  
  • Good ICT skills and ability to use ICT to enhance learning  
  • A commitment to undertake further professional development  
  • Ability to exchange verbal information clearly and sensitively with children and adults  
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills  
  • A genuine commitment to inclusive education for students in a comprehensive and a multi-cultural environment

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Paxman Academy?

We Can Offer You:  

  • A Competitive Salary  
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish  
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships  
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to quoting reference 680. Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date:  9am, Wednesday 14th September 2021

Information about the School

Paxman Academy opened in September 2019 and admitted 180 Year 7 students in the first year.

Paxman Academy is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve their best. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum that caters for individual needs; this is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Academy recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a STEM focus throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through learning opportunities provided, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

Paxman Academy embraces the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

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