Teaching Assistant, Suffolk

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Felixstowe AcademySuffolk

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 2 - £18,065 - £18,426 pro rata (actual starting salary: £12,432 - £12,681)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Inspire their Remarkable with us

Teaching Assistants – Fixed term in the first instance

30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year to start September 2019

Grade 2 - £18,065 - £18,426 pro rata (actual starting salary: £12,432 - £12,681)

Felixstowe Academy is situated on the beautiful Suffolk coast; a fantastic place to live and work, a reasonable travelling distance from London, Cambridge and Norwich. We are an inclusive 11-18 Academy and part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).  

Felixstowe Academy is a new state of the art building equipped with a ‘super-lab’, a number of multi-purpose learning spaces, performance spaces, which are set in large grounds on the edge of Felixstowe. Technology is at the cutting edge of developments, with a successful Computing department that has four dedicated IT suites with the latest software and a supportive Network manager and technician.  Achievement and participation in Sports and Arts are very high with students succeeding at local, county and national level.  In addition, we can offer you a welcoming environment with supportive colleagues, good staff induction and strong commitment to training and professional development. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our Special Education Needs and Inclusion team, working with young people in the 11-16 age groups helping them to maximise their potential.  The role will encompass in-class, individual and group support.  To be successful you will be flexible and demonstrate an ability to use your own initiative in meeting the needs of students with SEND.  In addition you will have secure literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and will have a range of experience of working with young people with SEND.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. 

We offer:

  • More training and development, so you can get better at what you do - Varied and stretching continuous professional development opportunities.
  • More support for you and your loved ones - A health cash plan, employee loans and savings scheme, discounted gym membership and employee assistance programme.
  • More technology so you can make more impact - G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable. 

Closing date: Friday 16 August 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today by clicking on the 'apply now button.'

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.






More about Felixstowe Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9QR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1394 288228
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