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Specialist Teaching Assistant

Peak AcademyGloucestershire


Salary Grade: GLONJC E

Salary Band: £16,829 - £18,952 ACTUAL

Location: The Peak Academy

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

initially until 23rd July 2021

Contract Term: Term Time Only

Closing Date: 23rd November 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Hours: 37hrs

Start: ASAP

Disclaimer: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as applications are received. Should a suitable applicant be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

About the Opportunity

We wish to recruit an outstanding Teaching Assistant who would like to join our dedicated and inspirational team and contribute to ensuring our pupils flourish.

We work differently at The Peak Academy. We motivate and engage children to believe in themselves through matching the care and education to meet their needs. We believe that all young people regardless of their backgrounds can achieve beyond their expectations with support and guidance from professional, exciting and inspirational staff. We encourage, nurture and challenge young people to do their best in every aspect of their development. We have high expectations of our young people and ourselves.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation. The federation are passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning across our schools. Our ultimate aim is to provide children with access to a broad range of experiences and challenges so that every child reaches their full potential.

Our ideal candidate will be:

•An excellent Teaching Assistant who loves working with children in special educational needs and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;

•A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;

•Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;

•Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the federation;

•Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;

•Has experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties;

•Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.

We can offer you

•An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

•A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

•100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

•Well-resourced classrooms;

•A group of children with a passion for learning


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

•Car Purchase scheme (P)

•Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

•Cashback healthcare plan (P)

•Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

•Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

•Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

•Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

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