Teaching Assistant - with a particular focus on support for Looked After Children (LAC) students, Manchester

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Manchester Enterprise AcademyManchester

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Altius Trust is seeking to appoint a skilled Teaching Assistant, at the award winning Manchester Enterprise Academy, to support the academic and social needs of identified pupils. This will be done through in-class support and working with small groups of students or individually. Successful candidates will also assist in the development, maintenance and use of resources. 

Our vision is ‘a fantastic future for all’, to ensure every one of our students develops the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  

The Altius Trust is an ambitious and growing Academy Trust which currently operates two secondary schools, Manchester Enterprise Academy in Wythenshawe, and MEA Central, which opened in September 2017. 

Manchester Enterprise Academy is a thriving 11-18 Academy that is recognised as a centre of excellence in supporting students to achieve outstanding results. In 2015 we were announced as winner of ‘Secondary School of the Year’ at the MEN School Awards with the Academy’s success being recognised both locally and nationally, including the Prime Minister highlighting our achievement in his August 2015 speech. The personal development of students is a strength of the Academy with SMSC provision judged as ‘outstanding’ during our most recent Ofsted Inspection. 

Due to our outstanding reputation, excellent results and rapid growth in student numbers, our flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy recently extended and now offers our students a £12 million state of the art campus.

In September 2017, in partnership with Manchester City Council, we also opened our brand new Academy, MEA Central, proudly serving the Manchester communities of Rusholme, Withington, Fallowfield and Levenshulme. The purpose built brand new Academy has been designed to facilitate excellent teaching and learning and also provide fantastic facilities in the arts, sport and digital learning.

The Altius Trust is 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 that “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.” We work incredibly hard to attract the best teachers and our teacher training provision is graded “outstanding” by Manchester University. We believe that our teachers’ expertise should inspire our students by allowing them to shape and craft exciting learning experiences. 

We take professional development of our staff very seriously and are committed to providing high quality support, training and opportunities for your professional development.  As strategic partners of Teach Manchester, Manchester Schools’ Alliance Teaching School we are able to provide unique leadership opportunities for our students and staff. The opportunity for learning and development for both teaching and support staff are such that there has never been a more exciting time to join our fantastic schools. 

Please find attached the Application Form, Job Description, our March 2015 Ofsted Report for MEA and additional information about the Altius Trust. Please apply through TES or the application form attached. 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 21 September 2017.

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 to safeguarding children. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.

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More about Manchester Enterprise Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22 9RH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 499 2726
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