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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

The Blue Coat CofE SchoolOldham

Part-time (32.5 hrs p/week), Term Time only + 5 days

For September 2021 or earlier if possible


We require an energetic and creative person who may be seeking to gain experience working with young people, and develop an understanding of how to support their learning. It would suit a recent graduate interested in a future career in education or related field who is keen to learn more about students’ complex and additional needs and the best ways to overcome them. You must have warmth and empathy to establish relationships based on trust and respect with students. Resilience, flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively are essential qualities for this role which will be part of a skilful and experienced team that continuously reviews and adapts its work to secure the best outcomes for students.


The Blue Coat School is part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a growing community of multi faith, multi-talented schools across North East Manchester. St Anne’s Academy joined the Trust in March 2021 and we are looking forward to opening The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy in September 2022. Mayfield Primary School and East Crompton St George’s Primary School are both also part of the Cranmer Education Trust, and from September 2021, Blue Coat will also become the lead school of the Oldham and Tameside Teaching School Hub.


We work collaboratively, share good practice and have a Trust-wide approach to development. All schools are partners in Manchester Nexus, our SCITT, which operates out of Blue Coat. All schools bring their expertise to share. We need to make sure we have the right people in the right place doing the job that is needed to build excellent provision for our children and young people. Staff are supported and developed professionally to make sure they can do that and are valued and recognised for their work.


We offer:


  • Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
  • LGPS career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent's pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement and sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service
  • A town centre location with motorway networks, buses and trams close by.


This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


For further details including how to apply please click here 


Closing date for applications: Monday 19th April at 9am

Interviews: TBC

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