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Teaching Assistant

Haberdashers' Abraham DarbyTelford and Wrekin

Haberdashers' Abraham Darby is looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic TEACHING ASSISTANT to join our learning support team.  The successful candidate will work under the instruction of the SENCO to work with pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH), supporting pupils both in the classroom and within our SEMH provision/hub.

We can offer you:

 a competitive salary

 the opportunity to join a highly committed and dedicated learning support team

 CPD opportunities

 Further opportunities to grow within your role at the Academy.

This post is for 33.25 hours per week, working 38 weeks per year (term time only) and we are looking to appoint someone to start in January 2022.

The qualities that we will be looking for in the successful candidate include:

• Teaching Assistant qualification Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools or Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (or equivalent) - or working towards

• Numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to NVQ level 2/GCSE in Maths and English

• Ability to relate well to pupils and adults

• Ability to organise own work 

• Excellent communication and listening skills

• Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding Academy roles and responsibilities.

• Experience of working with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (desirable)

• Experience of working with or caring for children / young people or relevant age (11-18) (desirable)

Haberdashers' Abraham Darby is an 11-18 mixed school which opened in 2008. We are part of the Haberdashers' Adams’ Federation linked with Haberdashers’ Adams in Newport. We are located within a short distance from the picturesque River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge, not far from Telford and Shrewsbury, with good motorway links to both the M6 and M54.  Moving into a new state of the art, technology rich building in July 2012, our facilities and working environment for both pupils and staff are excellent.

A candidate information pack and an application form are available by clicking on the relevant supporting documents below or from the Academy website by clicking on the following link:

Closing Date is 3pm on Friday 3rd December 2021

Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.  We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Completed applications should be emailed to the HR Manager / PA to the Principal, Ms D J Tudor:  

Potential candidates are also welcome to contact the SENCO, Mrs Mettem for an informal discussion or if they wish to arrange to visit the academy - please telephone 01952 386035 or email: 

If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our SEND students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour then please get in touch!

If you have any further questions about the post please don't hesitate to contact us!

Haberdashers' Abraham Darby is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks.

HABERDASHERS' ABRAHAM DARBY - Ironbridge Road Madeley Telford TF7 5HX

The Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation Trust (HAFT)

Collaborating with Haberdashers' Adams Grammar School in Newport

Tel: 01952 386000


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