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Job details
Employer The Business Academy Bexley
Location Bexley
Salary Spinal points 13 - £11,989.71
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Immediate Start

This role is offered on a fixed term basis in the first instance till April 2017

Teaching Assistants (Primary and Secondary)
Status: Various

We are an all through popular Academy based in South East London with a diverse ethnic mix, the Norman Foster designed building creates a spectacular and open interior. We have a friendly, experienced and supportive team within all sections of the all through Academy from Reception to Key Stage 5.

All our teachers who are in “training” receive a personalised mentor and significant support from Academy personnel to become an outstanding practitioner.

Situated within easy walking distance of Abbey Wood station (30 minutes from Central London) and part of the soon to be completed cross rail project we also have free parking and allocated parking spaces for staff who choose to drive. And we welcome visits from candidates who wish to see things for themselves before making a decision.

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

10 vacancies have arisen for Teaching Assistant working within the Primary and Secondary Section of the Business Academy Bexley. The successful candidates will work with children on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups and will be responsible for providing complimentary services to teachers and support staff in the school and address the needs of pupils who require support to overcome the barriers to learning they experience both inside and outside the school. The post holders will also take responsibility for raising levels of achievements for identified students and ensure that individual learning needs are met.

Working with our primary teachers at the Academy we need staff who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with or caring for children under the age of 11 years
  • A basic understanding of child development and how children learn
  • An ability to relate well to young people and adults
  • Proven literacy, numeracy, listening and communication skills including IT skills
  • A level 3 qualification in Classroom Support Studies or similar.
  • SEN experience and experience working with Children in a one - to - one basis.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

Enthusiasm, an ability to motivate children of all abilities to maximise their learning potential, resilience when faced with challenges, and able to work as part of a close and supportive team.

Successful applicants will work to a learning plan agreed with their teacher colleagues enabling access to learning for students with special educational needs; deliver support programmes and assist teachers in the management of students in the classroom. They will also contribute to raising levels of achievement for identified students and ensuring that individual learning needs are met.

Applications can be downloaded from the Academy Website and the closing date will be: Friday 16th December 2016

Completed applications can be posted via internal mail or emailed to Judith Ogundalu:

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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.

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 equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

The Business Academy, Bexley
Yarnton Way, Erith, DA18 4DW