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PPA Cover (maternity leave)

Aspire Academy BexleyBexley

Post Title                      Part-Time PPA Teacher/HLTA (Covering maternity leave)

To teach students across Key Stage 1 or 2 who present with social, emotional and mental health needs for which they are placed at Aspire with Education Health Care Plans for support. To take responsibility for covering classes on a regular basis whilst class teachers are taking their PPA. To plan and deliver lessons in line with the Aspire Curriculum. This will include both core and foundation subjects delivered through our thematic curriculum. 

Post Location       Aspire Academy Bexley

Position Status                            Fixed term until 20th July 2022

Contractual Hours:          2 or 3 days per week

Contractual Weeks:          52

Salary:                 Bexley 8, Unqualified Teacher or Qualified Scale (MPS)

Post Start Date:        Asap

Closing Date:          5th December 2021

Interview Date:                            Week commencing 6th December 2021

Aspire Academy Bexley 

Aspire Academy Bexley provides a continuum of education, and support and guidance for pupils in Bexley and beyond whose needs are not best met in a mainstream school.

Aspire Academy is a unique and rewarding school to work in where no two days are ever the same! We are looking for staff who are creative, resilient and enjoy a challenge. A caring and positive approach to working with young people from a range of backgrounds and diagnoses which include ASD and ADHD is a must!


At Aspire we celebrate the fact that no two pupils are the same and we harness that individuality, to help them become ‘The Best they can be’.


We look forward to your application and for your interest in helping us to change lives. We welcome contact from potential applicants to ask questions or tour our school.

For further information about the school please visit the school website:   

London South East Academies Trust

London South East Academies Trust currently comprises eight schools, providing high quality education for 5-19-year olds across the boroughs of Bromley and Bexley. Our schools, all rated Good by Ofsted, include a mainstream primary alongside special and alternative provision.

Formerly known as Bromley Educational Trust, our expanding multi academy trust was renamed in 2016, reflecting our aim to develop excellent education across the wider region.

Your Opportunity

Further details about this vacancy are available on the job description. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss the post further please contact Heather Hopkins/ Julie Arkwright, Co-Head of School, on 020 83041320 or email 

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. Once you have completed this, the form should be submitted via email to . Alternatively, paper applications should be sent to Hayley Jobson, , c/o Horizons Academy Bexley, Lensbury Way, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9TA.

The closing date for your application is as stated above.

References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.


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