Teaching Assistant, Suffolk

Closing date:

Felixstowe AcademySuffolk
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,115 - £16,491 pro rata, £10,390 actual salary
Contract term: Fixed Term

Fixed term (FXA)

30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year to start asap

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 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 enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants 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 roles 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.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

These are fixed term positions depending on funding and are required to commence as soon as possible.

Closing date: Thursday 20 July 2017.

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. For further information on this position and to make an application please click on the apply button or visit:


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 http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.

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