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Job details

Job details
Employer Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
Location Wiltshire
Salary Grade D Points 14 - 17 £16,481 - £17,547 (actual salary £11,787.30 - £12/549.71)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017

Teaching Assistant

32 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks)  

From January, we need a competent, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our Personalised Learning Team. This opportunity has arisen due to our continued commitment to a truly personalised approach towards support and intervention for students who have Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).   

The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting in the support and inclusion of children who require additional, or targeted skill support, leading innovative sessions in order to produce desired academic outcomes, maintaining close working relationships with the Teaching Staff and Student Managers, either in terms of the lessons they support or the subject and skill area they may lead on, in order to establish an effective relationship with the students concerned. The successful candidate will be part of a supportive and experienced team and may be required to create, plan and deliver to small groups of students who require specific intervention.    

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is a very successful and very proud 11-18 school with 1,631 students on roll including 288 students in our very popular and successful Sixth Form. Royal Wootton Bassett is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance. 

 In December 2010, the school was awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted. They described our students as “…an absolute delight.” and “in every area of the School they carry out exemplary practice.” In November 2013, the Academy was again awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted where they stated “Around the school, students are polite and courteous to each other, to members of staff and to visitors. Students listen attentively in lessons, and almost always respond rapidly to teachers’ instructions”.  As far as we are aware, Royal Wootton Bassett is the only school in the country to be awarded this prestigious accolade in succession.  

This appointment is subject to the Academy receiving two satisfactory references, one of which will include your current/last employer. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to Safeguarding and this appointment is also subject to you providing relevant documents to the Academy proving your legal right to work in the UK, clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service of an enhanced check for regulated activity, confirmation of your professional qualifications and confirmation of your QTS status.   

On acceptance of a job offer mental and physical fitness, health, disability and attendance information will be requested from your current employer. An appointment is conditional on all the above check being satisfactory.   

Further details about the Academy, this post and an application form can be found by visiting our website or telephoning Mrs Anita Ellis, Deputy Headteacher, on 01793 841907, or emailing Mrs Sharon Lazenby at   

Closing Date – Friday 9th December 2016   

Interview – week commencing 12th December 2016   

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, Lime Kiln, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 7HD   

Employers Information –    Royal Wootton Bassett Academy   

Org Type: Mainstream 

Phase: Secondary 

Funding Status: State – Academy 

Gender: Mixed Age Range: 11-18    

 Want to Train as a Teacher? Royal Wootton Bassett Academy hosts the North Wiltshire SCITT which provides a ‘world class’ Initial Teacher Training programme – search UCAS or our website for more details     

About the employer

Information about Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Lime Kiln
Wootton Bassett
United Kingdom
+44 1793 841 969