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Employer Chellaston Academy
Location Derby
Salary £16,191 pa (39 weeks term time and 1 week in the holidays)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1 January 2017

Chellaston Academy is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our Learning Support (LS) Department from January 1st 2017.

The Learning Support Department is based on the following three principles:

  • To inspire
  • To include
  • To promote independence

The Learning Support Department works with a wide range of students at the Academy but has a focus on those with a Special Educational Need and / or disability.

We are looking for someone who will work with a range of students within a class and supplement and extend teachers��� work. The successful candidate will provide support for specific individuals and groups allowing them to access the National Curriculum.

You will actively look for opportunities to allow students to attempt parts of tasks independently, to experience a healthy mix of success and challenge, and to make connections between students’ learning to the wider curriculum.

You will be confident in your role and have good knowledge of subjects. The willingness to lead interventions and extra-curricular clubs is needed and a passion for literacy would be very desirable.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and organised person who is able to inspire our students. Chellaston Academy has the highest expectations for all our students.

We are looking for someone who can support learning and who can motivate and engage students. The successful candidate needs to have excellent communication skills with students and staff. You should have the skills and qualifications to support students in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills in lessons. Previous experience of working with students is desirable but not essential. Good G.C.S.E. qualifications are essential. Post-16 qualifications are desirable.

Come and visit the Academy and meet both students and staff who make the Academy one of the best schools in the City.

If you wish to visit the Academy prior to making an application, please contact Donna Grantham, Headteacher’s P.A. on 01332 706805 or email:  

Further details about our school can be found on:

Chellaston Academy's Key Stage 4 Results for 2016 are as follows:

  • Progress 8 Score = 0.24
  • Attainment 8 Score = 56.55
  • Percentage of pupils achieving a good pass in English and Mathematics = 78%
  • Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate = 34%

Quotes from our Ofsted Report - November 2014

"Progress in English and mathematics is consistently strong. In both subjects, a very large majority of the students, including the most able, make more than expected progress".

"Students’ attitudes in lessons and conduct around the academy are usually exemplary. They report that they feel safe at all times".

"Leaders, including governors, communicate a strong, sound ethos and high ambition for all academy members".

"Leaders and managers, including governors, have worked successfully to develop effective strategies to improve both teaching and the outcomes of students, especially disadvantaged students".

“The achievement of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is good across the main school”.

“The special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) provides strong leadership for teaching assistants and other support staff. This has resulted in steady progress made by many disadvantaged students and students whose circumstances make them vulnerable”.

“Disabled students and those who have special educational needs make good progress…The effective support they are given in early Key Stage 3, especially in reading, give them the foundations to learn skills and knowledge more quickly”.

Closing Date: Friday, 2nd December 2016

Chellaston Academy is committed to safeguarding children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including an enhanced DBS disclosure and other standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

About the employer

I feel privileged, having been appointed in September 2015, to be only the third Headteacher of this Academy since it opened in 1977. The ongoing continuity that this provides has given the Academy a distinctive and strong ethos in which we expect al...

Information about Chellaston Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Swarkestone Road
DE73 5UB
United Kingdom
+44 1332 703779