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Teaching Assistant – Level 1

Bluecoat Aspley AcademyNottingham

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and experienced Teaching Assistant to join a high-achieving, successful and forward-looking team of staff. As a Teaching Assistant, you will work with students in order to improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of academy life. This is a part-time (4 days per week, term time only), temporary position to cover maternity until July 2022.

The Learning Support Team is led by the Director of Learning for Learning Support & SEN, supported by SENCos at each of the Trust’s sites. The Learning Support teams consist of committed and professional teachers and teaching assistants with a variety of experience within and beyond the academy. The team is the largest in any city school or academy in Nottingham and supports students of all abilities across the 11–18 age range.

The successful candidate will be committed to the students and academy life and will possess the ability to communicate effectively and be able to raise the standards of learning for all of the students that they are required to work with.

Archway Learning Trust, previously Bluecoat Academies Trust, was formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. We recently welcomed three further secondary schools in Derby to the Trust and are excited to be opening Bluecoat Trent Academy, a secondary Free School in Nottingham in September 2021.

The Trust comprises Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Bluecoat Sixth Form, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Primary Academy, The Nottingham Emmanuel School and Sixth Form, The Long Eaton School, Lees Brook Community School, Alvaston Moor Academy and the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance (School Centred Initial Teacher Training).

The growth and development of our Multi-Academy Trust makes this an excellent opportunity to join us as we seek to serve a growing number of young people across the region. 

In return, we can offer:

  • Archway benefits to include shopping discounts and competitions 
  • A free and confidential employee assistance programme offering counselling and advice
  • Access to discounted travel schemes
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Comprehensive training and support
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Free flu vaccine 
  • 25 days’ holiday plus paid statutory Bank Holidays 
  • Access to e-learning and development

How to find out more

For more information about Archway Learning Trust and the vacancy, please visit our website via the apply button.

We would encourage you to refer to the job description and person specification, demonstrating your suitability for the role. 

Closing date: 9am on Friday, 17th December 2021

Interview date: w/c 20th December 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, Barred List check, the receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks that are required for the post. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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