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Teaching Assistant

Quest AcademyCV22 5PE

Job Title: Teaching Assistant 

Hours of Work: Term-Time only, 35 hours per week 

Closing Date:  31st December 2021 

Interview Date: 7th January 2022 

Reference No(s): 0000000116 

Salary: 17,815.07 - £21,264.71, FTE 

£14,034.95 - £16,752.62, Actual 

Location: Rugby 

Start Date: ASAP 

Be part of a team that is passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative new school in Rugby, for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs. 



About Us 

In September 2019, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new and exciting Academy in a purpose-built state of the art building in Rugby, Warwickshire for approximately 100 children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or autism, aged between 7 years and 19 years. The new school has specialist facilities including a sensory room, therapy room, interactive immersive classroom, soft playroom, recording studio and photography suite. We are very proud of our holistic curriculum which enables the pupils to benefit from blended therapy in the classroom. We have a café located at the front of the school where parents can meet, and the pupils can display the items they have made within the school which will be available to purchase. We are passionate about supporting our pupils and families from the local community to ensure the best outcomes.

Whilst the new building was being constructed the academy was located in a temporary modern school building on the outskirts of Nuneaton and opened with 30 pupils in September 2017 rising to 55 pupils in September 2018. 

MacIntyre Academies is delighted to have been chosen to set up this new Academy which joins the existing Endeavour Academy in Oxford which opened in 2014 and Discovery Academy which opened in September 2015. MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high-quality, person-centered organisation. 

The Role

 Reporting to the Class Teacher or in their absence the Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be responsible for the support and delivery of teaching and learning at key stages 2, 3, 4 and post 16. You will model best practice and provide effective communication surrounding lesson requirements.

You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. 

 Previous experience is not required to apply for this role; however, you must be an effective, confident communicator and able to keep accurate records such as the recording of learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice within the role. 

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

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