The Altius Trust is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant, at our free school for South Manchester, MEA Central, to support the academic and social needs of identified students. This will be done through in-class support and working with small groups of students or individually. The successful candidate will also assist in the development, maintenance and use of resources.
The successful applicant will join our wider SEN team and support our students with Physical and Sensory needs in accessing the broad and balanced curriculum offered to all learners at our fantastic school.
The role will suit an enthusiastic and inspirational graduate who enjoys working as part of a dedicated team and who wants to develop their skills in a school environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate who wants to gain experience in order to progress towards a teaching career and you will receive full support and training from colleagues and Teachers.
MEA Central opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. We are defined by our mission, ‘A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support.
The Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees. As a Trust we are also in an exciting period of growth and development and we are currently exploring opportunities with other like minded Trusts who are fully aligned to our vision and core principles of a Fantastic Future for All.
Our flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of 'Community Collaboration’ for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. MEA was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as ‘A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students’ achievement significantly year on year’.
As a Trust, we are committed to recruiting talented and passionate staff who are central to all of our achievements and are the driving force behind our dedication to provide a “Fantastic Future for All”. Ofsted stated, “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.”
The induction of new colleagues and their continual professional development are strengths of the Trust, we provide high quality coaching for all of our staff.
Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future. Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results.
Please find attached the Job Description and further information is available below about our Trust, MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through TES. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.
Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 31 August 2019 and interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
The Altius Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory employment checks including references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.