Teaching Assistant, Cambridgeshire

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Martin Bacon AcademyCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Cambridgeshire TA Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent

Northstowe Martin Bacon Academy

Teaching Assistants Levels 1-4

Paid on Cambridgeshire pay scales

Hours: 32.5 per week (open to negotiation)

Weeks: 39 per year

Start date March – April 2020

We are looking for  passionate, considerate and hardworking Teaching Assistants to join us at Martin Bacon Academy.

Martin Bacon Academy is a brand new, state of the art, Area Special School, currently being built in the heart of the Northstowe Learning Community. When open, we will cater for children and young people aged 3 to 19 who have a range of complex and significant learning needs in the area of cognition and learning (with other co-occurring conditions). This covers a wide range of needs including learners with autistic spectrum condition and those with complex physical and sensory impairments.

It is an exciting time to join our team as we embark on the journey to provide world class education to the developing community of Northstowe and the wider community of Cambridgeshire.  You will be part of a new, but experienced team that is creating an inclusive, innovative and aspirational learning environment for the young people and families it serves.

We are currently seeking a number of Teaching Assistant from Level 1 – 4 to start before April 2020 to join Martin Bacon Academy when we first open. Please see the job descriptions for each of the levels, when applying please state which level you feel you are working at and wish to apply for.

Previous experience working with in a special school environment would be advantageous.

Our ideal candidate will:

• Be a creative and innovative teaching asssistant who is committed to meeting the needs of pupils.

• Have the knowledge and experience of working as teaching assistant within a school alongside SEN pupils.

• The ability to understand the needs of their pupils and deliver exceptional support to ensure all pupils meet their full potential whilst at the Martin Bacon Academy.

• Have knowledge of working with a range of special educational needs

• Be open to collaboration between all schools on the Northstowe Education Campus and within the wider community

Further details of the responsibilities of the job role can be found in the attached application pack.

Should you require further information on this position please contact Sara Lane, HR and Recruitment Officer slane@cmatrust.net 


The closing date for applications is 9.00am Monday 24th February 2020. We are unable to accept applications after this time.

We reserve the right to close this early should we receive sufficient applications

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Interviews will be held shortly after

CMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that the post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safe guarding of all children and young people.  The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people. 

All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).



More about Martin Bacon Academy
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Type: Special Needs
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Northstowe Learning Community, C/o Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1223 491680